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Non-GMO, high-protein ‘smart peas’ slated for 2021 debut, with other ‘super trait’ crop varieties to follow

Equinom, an Israeli startup, raised $10 million in a Series B round of funding from BASF Venture Capital, Roquette, Trendlines ...
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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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Viewpoint: Conventional, organic farmers risk alienating consumers by ‘trashing’ each other’s products

I once rescued a car from a mechanic who was pushing much unnecessary “repair” work. The ethical mechanic I took ...
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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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Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb suggests regulators may crack down on ‘confusing’ non-GMO labels

If FDA ever enforces its own rules, they could stop lots of nonsense labels on food, and recent comments by ...
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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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Viewpoint: How organic, non-GMO marketing turned food labels into ‘wild west’ of deceptive advertising

Food labels these days are like the Wild West of dishonest advertising. Plant juice can be called milk, steak can ...
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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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9 popular ‘eco-friendly’ everyday things that really aren’t…including buying non-GMO foods

We all care about the environment at least a tiny bit. Some of us more than others. But there are ...
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Viewpoint: Non-GMO, organic, gluten free? Demystifying misleading food labels

Take a look at our label guide to know when a label is meaningful and when you’re just throwing away ...
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Blockchain could help keep ‘counterfeit’ products out of organic, non-GMO certification schemes

More and more food products and beverages are branded and accompanied by a variety of certification schemes. For instance, organic ...
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Dietitian: ‘Ancient, non-GMO’ salt is a marketing scam—don’t fall for it

My head was spinning after a recent salt-buying trek .... I saw salts with a non-GMO label. To be GMO, ...
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NPR Podcast: Why ‘free range,’ ‘natural,’ and other food labels won’t ‘change the world’

So many food labels proclaim their eco-virtues these days — organic. Pasture-raised. Cage-free. Non-GMO. What do they actually mean? Original ...
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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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10 GMO memes backed up by science

Anti-GMO activists have churned out memes critical of GM crops and food. Now science enthusiasts are fighting back with fact-based ...
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GMO Free label movement spins out of control—Now it’s on cat litter and condoms

From acai to condoms, companies are capitalizing on anti-GMO fervor, with misleading labels. At bus stops all over my neighborhood are ...
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Talking Biotech: Meet the liquor store owner boycotting Smirnoff’s ‘non-GMO’ vodka

Meet Allison Nondorf, a farmer and co-owner of A&C Liquid Assets in Kansas. The liquor store refuses to sell Smirnoff's ...
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With GMO soybean market booming, is there a future for conventional varieties?

Almost all the world's soybean grown today is GMO, which it is very difficult to find non-GMO soybeans. Begging the ...
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Industry group ‘resurrects’ USDA’s canceled organic food research program

Three months after the U.S. Department of Agriculture pulled the plug on a plan to establish a national organic promotion ...
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How food companies’ switch to non-GMO ingredients could hurt the poor

Consumers have paid significantly higher prices for non-GM foods compared with conventional counterparts in four categories, a new analysis shows ...
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What are the Challenges Facing Modern Farming Around the World?

Mary Boote, Chief Executive Officer of the GlobalFarmer Network | June 12, 2018Highlights: Agricultural biotech solutions are being denied to ...
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Viewpoint: The faulty logic behind popular anti-GMO meme ‘it just feels right’

I don’t know about you, but I have never liked the sound the letters TO, TWO, and TOO makes. Maybe ...
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Talking Biotech: Should milk, meat and eggs from animals fed GMO crops be labeled?

Geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: Data shows that products from animals fed genetically engineered crops are no different than those fed ...
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Differences between non-GMO and organic: More profits for farmer, more costs for consumers

Organic food always has cost more than conventional food. Now, a new player, the Non-GMO label, may make prices go ...
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Climate change and GMOs: Can non transgenic varieties address global challenges?

Since biotech rice has yet to catch on commercially, what does the future hold for improving rice quality, adaptability to ...
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Why Whole Foods and Chipotle’s anti-GMO campaigning has lost my business

I’ve become an accidental activist on behalf of GMOs, in part because of misleading fear based marketing campaigns by food ...
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USDA’s non GMO labeling proposal doesn’t satisfy genuine ‘right to know’

While the Agricultural Department edges towards embracing a new food label, it's missing the opportunity to provide a meaningful 21st ...