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GMOs ‘pose no health risks,’ biotech experts say, but ‘bioengineered’ food labels coming anyway

Nearly 70 percent of processed foods at U.S. grocery stores contain at least one genetically engineered ingredient. Even though most scientists believe that genetically ...
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Podcast: How 1970s fat-free fad launched organic, non-GMO and other ‘absurd’ labeling schemes

Go walk the aisles of your local grocery store and see how many products are being marketed for what they ...
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COVID-19 prompts healthier eating habits, while interest in ‘natural’ foods remains high

More than four out of five consumers say the coronavirus pandemic has changed their food habits, driving them to cook, ...
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Viewpoint: The Impossible Burger has sparked an ideological rift between anti-GMO critics

Redrawn battle lines expose a growing ideological rift in a once-cohesive anti-GMO movement and appear to signal a shift in ...
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Washington Supreme Court orders reassessment of $18 million penalty against food industry group alleged to have concealed GMO labeling campaign funding

The Washington Supreme Court has ordered a lower court to reconsider the largest penalty for campaign finance violations ever assessed ...
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Viewpoint: Avoid these 6 bogus labels at the grocery store to save money

Are you paying more for certain food labels? Who can blame you! With the rise of labels and wanting to ...
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Bipartisan Accurate Labels Act takes aim at ‘misleading, unnecessary and confusing’ food marketing, authors say

Legislation introduced by Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R., Ill.) and Kurt Schrader (D., Ore.), the Accurate Labels Act, would provide clear, ...
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South Dakota grain dealer charged in alleged $71 million ‘fake’ organic sales scheme

A $71 million fraud case in South Dakota is the latest blow to the organic supply chain. Federal prosecutors in ...
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Time to regulate plant-based meat labels? Fewer than half of consumers know vegan ‘beef’ is animal free, survey shows

Fewer than half of consumers understand that "plant-based beef" is entirely vegan, according to a study from the National Cattlemen's ...
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Non GMO salt? Gluten free orange juice? No hormone-added chicken? Study suggests many consumers willingly overpay even when they learn food label claims are bogus

Previous studies, as well as market sales data, show some consumers are willing to pay a premium for redundant or ...
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Confusion over GMO label exemptions hinders Jan. 1 rollout of USDA bioengineered food rules

The USDA regulation mandating identification of food ingredients with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) went into effect on New Year’s Day ...
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Viewpoint: USDA bioengineered food labels could clear up GMO confusion—if consumers educate themselves

In this day of ready-to-eat, highly processed food, it is understandable that consumers want to know what is in their ...
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Zambian food makers directed to label GMO products

Zambia’s National Biosafety Authority (NBA) has directed food producers to clearly label products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) so that ...
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Geneticist Pamela Ronald: Non GMO food label ‘dupes’ Americans into buying $26 billion worth of mostly misleadingly-labeled products

DESPITE broad scientific consensus that genetically modified (GMO) food is safe, there has been a proliferation of product labels seeking ...
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Viewpoint: Don’t overpay for greens labeled ‘non-GMO’—because there’s no genetically modified lettuce

Have you ever eaten genetically modified arugula? We’re positive you haven’t — because it doesn’t exist! But that hasn’t stopped ...
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USDA bioengineered food labels may discourage shoppers from buying GMO-derived foods, study shows

Consumers were more willing to buy unlabeled produce after being shown food tagged as “genetically modified” in a new Cornell ...
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Battle over sugar’s health effects spurs development of new biotech-based sweeteners

The idea that, beyond their ability to inflate the calories of food, added sugars are uniquely bad for us is ...
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Food industry battle against record fine in GMO labeling case heads to Washington Supreme Court

A trade group representing manufacturers has asked the Washington Supreme Court to overturn a record fine against the food industry ...
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Judge green lights class action lawsuit over Nestle’s ‘No GMO Ingredients’ product label

A federal judge .... denied a bid by food and beverage giant Nestle to toss a consumer class action claiming ...
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Many shoppers won’t use QR codes to access GMO food label information, study suggests

In 2016, thanks in part to consumer demand, Congress passed the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, a federal mandate requiring ...
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30,000 food products with Non-GMO Project label may be “false or misleading,” FDA guidance document says

The Non-GMO label may soon see its ubiquitous butterfly wings trimmed ...
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‘Organic halo effect’: Consumers underestimate calories in organic foods, studies claim

According to the results of a new French study, it's likely that similar foods will contain similar nutritional content, regardless of ...
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USDA bioengineered food labels could further confuse consumers about GMO ingredients

When Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law in 2016, they hoped to end ...
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Food label fatigue? Iowa farm group survey indicates shoppers growing skepticism of ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ food marketing claims

Eight in 10 Iowans find food labels misleading, according to the Iowa Food & Family Project’s (Iowa FFP) annual Consumer ...
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Food marketing can change buying habits, but consumers may become ‘numb’ to unnecessary labels

A study by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University said labeling has an effect on ...
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USDA set to release final ‘bioengineered’ food labeling rule

After a contentious two-year comment period .... a rule requiring companies to label genetically modified foods is being finalized [the week ...
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Anti-GMO consumers more likely to oppose nanotechnology as well, study finds

Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that an individual's perception of genetically modified organisms might impact their judgments ...
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Farmer to FDA: Get rid of misleading ‘non-GMO’ and other fad food labels

If you’ve made a grocery run at any point in the last few months, you may have noticed the proliferation ...