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Category: Food Safety :: GMOs
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National Western Stock Show celebrates “Year of Yards” as big changes loom for Denver institution 10.1.2019 Denver Post: Business
National Western organizers are putting special emphasis on the Stock Show's core purpose in 2019, dubbing it the "year of the yards." Big changes -- a billion dollar's worth -- are coming over the next four plus years, including the relocation of the stock yards from the site they have sat on for more than five decades to property to the north
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Chinese scientists genetically engineered a low-fat pig. But for whose benefit? 28.10.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
In days since the paper was published, media outlets from New York to London have trumpeted the news that Chinese scientists have genetically engineered a pig that can better regulate its body temperature by burning fat in cold months. The side benefit? The hog ends up with leaner meat.
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The raging legal battle over what makes a food “natural” 31.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
More than a year after the Food and Drug Administration signaled that it would soon nail down exactly what the word "natural" means, the agency has yet to provide any guidance - and baffled consumers are suing.
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Haier Group boss looks far beyond appliances 30.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Qingdao, China • After Haier Group bought the General Electric Co. appliance unit last year, the Chinese company’s chairman says he gave its American managers unusual orders: Ignore me. Zhang Ruimin built Haier from a failing refrigerator factory in the 1980s into the biggest maker of major appliances. Now, he is trying to transform a traditional manufacturer with 60,000 employees in 25 countries into a nimble, Internet Age seller of consumer goods and services from web-linked washing machines t...
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Cargill link to anti-GMO group spurs farmer criticism 29.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Cargill Inc.’s efforts to supply food companies with non-genetically modified ingredients have come under attack from the other side of its business: farmers. In common with several other large agribusinesses, Cargill is adapting to a shift in consumer taste toward more products labeled non-GMO. And just like those companies, it too has agreed to allow the Non-GMO Project, a U.S. non-profit group, to verify some of its supplies to ensure they’re free of ingredients such as modified soy and corn.... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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U.S. approves 3 types of genetically engineered potatoes 1.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Three types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat, federal officials announced.
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GMO seeds are sustaining Colorado’s sugar beet farms, but new labels could damage already shrinking industry 6.11.2016 Denver Post: All Political News
The first "Roundup Ready" sugar beet was approved by the USDA in 1999, but no one grew any back then. A second variety was approved in 2005, and that one wasn't grown either, mainly because candy and other kinds of manufacturers weren't interested in buying sugar from genetically engineered beets. It was 2008 when farmers began planting rows of GMO sugar beets, but uncertainty for farmers remained: a 2009 judge's ruling halted any new planting of the beets but those who had already planted were allowed to keep planting them. An organic seed grower in Oregon, who specialized in organic chard and table beets, worried the new genetically engineered beets at a neighboring farm were cross-pollinating with his beets and chard as their seeds floating in the wind. If his seeds tested positive for GMO, his seed business would be destroyed, he argued. "We feel their decision is still wrong and they are still not taking the contamination issue seriously," Sugar beet seeds carried by wind can cross pollinate ...
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Big Food’s biggest trend? Crusading against Big Food 13.9.2016 Denver Post: Food
Chipotle's "Cultivate" festivals encapsulate the food industry's hottest marketing trend: crusading against Big Food.
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Vermont, grocery industry to dismiss GMO suit 1.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Montpelier, Vt. • The state of Vermont, the Grocery Manufacturers of America and a number of other food industry groups have agreed to dismiss a federal lawsuit that challenged a state law requiring the labeling of some foods made with genetically modified organisms. In a Wednesday court filing in Vermont, the parties to the lawsuit agreed the suit was no longer needed because a new federal law pre-empted the state law that took effect July 1. The lawsuit had been on appeal to the 2nd U.S. Circu... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Small food companies ponder GMO labeling law 5.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • A new law that requires food makers to label the packaging of any products that contain genetically modified ingredients has small and medium-sized manufacturers facing some big decisions. Should they try to provide the information on the label itself, or invest in the technology to add scannable codes? Should they change their ingredients to steer clear of such products, and is it worth getting certified as being GMO-free? These are tough questions for companies that may not have fin...
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Obama signs labeling bill for GMO foods 30.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that will require labeling of genetically modified ingredients for the first time. The legislation passed by Congress two weeks ago would require most food packages to carry a text label, a symbol or an electronic code readable by smartphone that indicates whether the food contains genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The Agriculture Department has two years to write the rules, which will pre-empt a Vermont law that kicked in ear... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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GMO wheat in Washington could affect trade 30.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Seattle • Genetically modified wheat not approved for sale or commercial production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state, agriculture officials said Friday, posing a possible risk to trade with countries concerned about engineered food. The Food and Drug Administration says genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are safe and little scientific concern exists about the safety of those on the market. But critics say not enough is known about their risks, and ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Obama signs bill requiring labeling of GMO foods 30.7.2016 Denver Post: Business
President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that will require labeling of genetically modified ingredients for the first time.
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GMO labeling law puts burden on consumers, not producers 26.7.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
Your editorial said the new federal GMO labeling law is a true compromise. In actuality it is a total sham sold to Congress to keep most consumers in the dark.
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Congress threads the needle on GMO labeling 20.7.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
The GMO labeling bill appears to be a genuine compromise between competing interests -- and is one reason it attracted widespread bipartisan support.
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Obama ready to sign food-label bill consumer groups find suspect 14.7.2016 Denver Post: All Political News
The White House plans to support legislation creating a national labeling standard for foods containing genetically modified organisms even though consumer groups criticize the bill for allowing information to live behind special codes, and for allowing an exemption for meat and eggs.
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Vermont becomes first state to label GMOs 2.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Montpelier, Vt. • At Mehuron’s Supermarket in Waitsfield, manager Bruce Hyde Jr. said he and his team were ready for the state’s new law requiring genetically modified foods to be labeled as such. But uncertainties abound. Hyde said stores like his have to rely on national food companies to apply labels to products with genetically modified ingredients. But Congress could act next week on a less stringent federal bill that would pre-empt Vermont’s, which went into effect Friday. “It could all be...
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Uncertainties loom as Vermont GMO law takes effect 1.7.2016 Durango Herald
Vermont on Friday becomes the first state to require labeling of genetically modified food, but uncertainties loom
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Sanders says he'll try to block Senate GMO bill 29.6.2016 Durango Herald
Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll try to block Senate consideration of a bill that would requiring nationwide labeling of food with genetically modified products
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Hawaii's GMO crop rules head to appeals court 16.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Honolulu • The fight over regulating genetically engineered crops and pesticides in three Hawaii counties will be back in a federal courtroom Wednesday as some agricultural giants look to protect their research farms from bans against modified food in paradise. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Honolulu on ordinances that seek to regulate or outlaw genetically modified products in Hawaii, Kauai and Maui counties. Agrichemical companies and trade associations sued ...
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