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USA: OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF AMERICANS WANT GMO LABELING

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SUMMARY: "An overwhelming majority of Americans think that genetically engineered (GE) foods should be labeled before they are sold, according to a new Consumer Reports poll released on Monday."

An overwhelming majority of Americans think that genetically engineered (GE) foods should be labeled before they are sold, according to a new Consumer Reports poll released on Monday.

USA: NY BILL WOULD FORCE LABELING OF GM FOOD

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SUMMARY: "A measure with strong sponsors in the state Legislature would require that foods containing genetically engineered material be labeled that way to alert consumers."

A measure with strong sponsors in the state Legislature would require that foods containing genetically engineered material be labeled that way to alert consumers.

“More and more people read labels and care about what they are putting in their mouths and their bodies, so I thought this bill that is simply a labeling bill would be a no-brainer,” said Sen. Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson).

RUSSIA: GMO PRODUCERS SHOULD BE PUNISHED AS TERRORISTS, MPS SAY

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SUMMARY: "A draft law submitted to the Russian parliament seeks to impose punishment up to criminal prosecution to producers of genetically-modified organisms harmful to health or the environment."

A draft law submitted to the Russian parliament seeks to impose punishment up to criminal prosecution to producers of genetically-modified organisms harmful to health or the environment.

USA: COURT BATTLE LOOMS OVER VERMONT'S GMO FOOD LABELING LAW

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SUMMARY: "Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has signed a first-in-the-nation law requiring the labeling of food produced by genetic engineering. “I am proud that we’re leading the way in the United States to require labeling of genetically engineered food,” said the governor. “More than 60 countries have already restricted or labeled these foods, and now one state, Vermont, will also ensure that we know what’s in the food we buy and serve our families.”"

USA: HAWAII IS GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP FLASH POINT

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SUMMARY: "You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii."

You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.

The tiny island state 2,500 miles from the nearest continent is so critical to the nation's modern corn-growing business that the industry's leading companies all have farms here, growing new varieties genetically engineered for desirable traits like insect and drought resistance.

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