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GMO Approval Process FINALLY Being Scrutinized

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At the request of Congress, the FDA’s and USDA’s review process for genetically engineered products is finally coming under scrutiny by the GAO.

In 2013, Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) wrote to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) [1] and asked them to look into the review system being used to regulate genetically modified crops—specifically, “to ensure that [it] fully reflects current science.” This week, the GAO agreed to begin a review [2] of how the USDA and FDA look at the long-term safety of genetically engineered crops both in the environment and in the food supply.

USA: JUDGE DENIES RESTRAINING ORDER, DECLINES TO HALT CERTIFICATION OF STATE RECOUNT ON GMO MEASURE

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SUMMARY: "Backers of Oregon's measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods have lost a court fight they hoped would help them garner enough votes to pass the measure in an ongoing recount of ballots."

Backers of Oregon's measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods have lost a court fight they hoped would help them garner enough votes to pass the measure in an ongoing recount of ballots.

Nation watching GMO labeling fight in Vermont

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Attorney General William Sorrell is well aware of the high stakes involved in his defense of Vermont's labeling law for genetically modified organisms against a lawsuit by the Grocery Manufacturers Association.

Across the nation, farmers, corporate executives at giant multinational food companies such as Unilever, and millions of Americans who question the health effects of genetically engineered food are watching and waiting to see what happens in the Vermont lawsuit. Oral arguments in the case tentatively are scheduled for early January.

GMO labeling will cost consumers less than a penny a day, new report says

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GMO Labeling Will Cost Consumers Less Than a Penny a Day, New Report Says

Portland, OR – A new analysis commissioned by Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports, and conducted by the independent Portland-based economic research firm, ECONorthwest, found from a review of published research that the median cost to consumers of requiring labeling of genetically engineered food, also known as genetically modified (or GMO) food, is $2.30 per person annually. The report is available online now here.

USA: GMO LABELING WILL COST CONSUMERS LESS THAN A PENNY A DAY

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SUMMARY: "Genetically engineered foods are already required to be labeled in 64 foreign countries, including many where American food producers sell their wares. Labeling has not increased food prices in those countries, according to Consumers Union."

Genetically engineered foods are already required to be labeled in 64 foreign countries, including many where American food producers sell their wares. Labeling has not increased food prices in those countries, according to Consumers Union.

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