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USA: 8 BATTLEGROUND STATES IN THE GMO FOOD LABELING FIGHT

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SUMMARY: "As the food fight over the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) stalls in Congress, state-level GMO mandates are gaining steam. At least 30 states have introduced some type of legislation in recent years, including three states—Connecticut, Maine and Vermont—that have actually passed GMO labeling mandates."

CRISPR TWEAK MAY HELP GENE-EDITED CROPS BYPASS BIOSAFETY REGULATION

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SUMMARY: "A twist on a revolutionary gene-editing technique may make it possible to modify plant genomes while sidestepping national biosafety regulations, South Korean researchers say."

A twist on a revolutionary gene-editing technique may make it possible to modify plant genomes while sidestepping national biosafety regulations, South Korean researchers say.

USA: AS OREGON'S GMO DEBATES CONTINUE, TWO COUNTRIES MOVE FORWARD WITH LABELING PUSH

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SUMMARY: "Oregon's fight over whether to label products with genetically-engineered ingredients continues, following a close vote in November, echoing similar conversations on the international stage."

Oregon's fight over whether to label products with genetically-engineered ingredients continues, following a close vote in November, echoing similar conversations on the international stage.

Taiwan just finalized labeling requirements that extend to retailers and restaurants, while Germany is agitating among European Union countries to form a coalition in favor of mandatory labeling.

USA: BIOTECH CRITICS CLAIM GMO LOOPHOLE WILL BACKFIRE

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SUMMARY: "GMO critics say a loophole in federal biotech regulations will backfire against major developers of transgenic seed."

GMO critics say a loophole in federal biotech regulations will backfire against major developers of transgenic seed.

Critics say a loophole in federal regulations for genetically engineered crops will backfire against biotech companies.

Under current rules, USDA can only restrict biotech crops if they incorporate genes that pose a possible plant pest risk.

EU COUNCIL RULES TO GIVE MEMBER STATES GMO AUTHORITY

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SUMMARY: "The European Council has adopted new rules allowing Member States to ban or restrict the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on their territory."

The European Council has adopted new rules allowing Member States to ban or restrict the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on their territory.

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