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USA: SOUTHERN OREGON FARMERS DIVIDED ON GMO BANS

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SUMMARY: "Southern Oregon farmers are choosing sides in a pair of local campaigns to ban genetically modified crops. Ban supporters say pollen from fields of genetically modified organisms can contaminate organic farms, and they are worried about use of the herbicide Roundup, which GMO plants are designed to resist."

Southern Oregon farmers are choosing sides in a pair of local campaigns to ban genetically modified crops.

Bill seeks to block mandatory GMO food labeling by states

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(Reuters) - A Republican congressman from Kansas introduced legislation on Wednesday that would nullify efforts in multiple states to require labeling of genetically modified foods.

The bill, dubbed the "Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act," was drafted by U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo and is aimed at overriding bills in about two dozen states that would require foods made with genetically engineered crops to be labeled as such.

The bill specifically prohibits any mandatory labeling of foods developed using bioengineering.

USA: CALIFORNIA TAKES UP NEW BILL TO LABEL GMO FOODS

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SUMMARY: "Answering the call for greater transparency and choices in the food system, California State Senator Noreen Evans (D – Santa Rosa) introduced a new bill on Friday to label genetically engineered (GE, genetically modified, or GMO) foods sold in California. "

RUSSIAN SENATORS SEEK BAN ON GMO-CONTAINING FOODSTUFFS

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SUMMARY: "A draft law banning the turnover of GMO-containing foodstuffs in Russia, where a formal ban on growing genetically modified crops is in place only in 14 regions, has been submitted to the State Duma lower house of parliament. "

A draft law banning the turnover of GMO-containing foodstuffs in Russia, where a formal ban on growing genetically modified crops is in place only in 14 regions, has been submitted to the State Duma lower house of parliament.

USA: OREGON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP DIRECTIVE SLOW TO DEVELOP

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SUMMARY: "With a June deadline approaching, work has yet to begin on a four-month-old directive from Gov. John Kitzhaber calling for a statewide action plan for dealing with conflicts between genetically engineered and non-genetically engineered crops."

With a June deadline approaching, work has yet to begin on a four-month-old directive from Gov. John Kitzhaber calling for a statewide action plan for dealing with conflicts between genetically engineered and non-genetically engineered crops.

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