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FDA SHOULD REJECT FOOD INDUSTRY'S EFFORTS TO ALLOW NATURAL FOOD TO CONTAIN GE INGREDIENTS

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SUMMARY: "Statement of EWG’s Scott Faber, senior vice-president of government affairs, on the food industry’s petition to the Food and Drug Administration to permit foods labeled as “natural” to contain genetically engineered ingredients:" Statement of EWG’s Scott Faber, senior vice-president of government affairs, on the food industry’s petition to the Food and Drug Administration to permit foods labeled as “natural” to contain genetically engineered ingredients: Consumers who buy foods labeled as ‘natural’ expect those foods to be free of genetically engineered ingredients as well

Feinstein to Obama: Move without Congress on GMOs

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is urging President Obama to use the power of his office to require labels on food containing genetically engineered ingredients.

Legislation pending in both the House and Senate would force companies to tell consumers which products contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs), though there is no clear path forward in the divided Congress.

Major agriculture and biotechnology firms oppose the effort, and have poured millions of dollars into campaigns to defeat state ballot initiatives seeking to mandate a labeling system.

USA: CONNECTICUT GOV SIGNS FIRST GMO LABELING LAW IN US

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SUMMARY: "The governor of Connecticut hosted a ceremonial signing outside an organic restaurant in the city of Fairfield on Wednesday to commemorate the state’s passing of what could be the first GMO labeling law of its type in the United States."

The governor of Connecticut hosted a ceremonial signing outside an organic restaurant in the city of Fairfield on Wednesday to commemorate the state’s passing of what could be the first GMO labeling law of its type in the United States.

USA: RICHMOND MOVES FORWARD WITH GE FOOD LABELS

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SUMMARY: "This city with an industrial legacy may be poised to move ahead with some of the state's most innovative policies promoting urban organic farming and labeling of foods produced with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. "

This city with an industrial legacy may be poised to move ahead with some of the state's most innovative policies promoting urban organic farming and labeling of foods produced with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.

LUXEMBOURG: 'REARED WITHOUT GMOS' LABEL FOR MEAT AND DAIRY

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SUMMARY: "Luxembourg’s government has finalized and put up for consultation a regulation for the introduction of the label ‘Reared without GMOs’ for milk, meat and eggs."

Luxembourg’s government has finalized and put up for consultation a regulation for the introduction of the label ‘Reared without GMOs’ for milk, meat and eggs.

The first pilot products (milk and eggs) from the sector ‘Reared without GMOs’ are already on sale in Luxembourg. Germany and France have already introduced this scheme for meat and dairy products which have not come in to contact with GM feed.

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