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ARMENIAN AUTHORITIES TO TIGHTEN GRIP UPON USAGE OF GMO

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SUMMARY: "A bill implying a stronger control over GMO usage was put on the Armenian National Assembly’s floor on Friday again."

A bill implying a stronger control over GMO usage was put on the Armenian National Assembly’s floor on Friday again.

Nature Protection Minister Aram Harutyunyan, presenting the bill to lawmakers, stressed its importance saying that certain mechanisms are needed for keeping GMO usage under control.

Los Angeles Proposes Banning GMOs

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Los Angeles is considering banning the cultivation and sale of genetically modified organisms. If it does, the second-largest U.S. city would become the country's largest GMO-free zone.

Two LA city councilmen on Friday introduced a motion that would ban the growth, sale and distribution of genetically engineered seeds and plants. The councilmen, Paul Koretz and Mitch O’Farrell, said the measure is meant to protect local gardens and homegrown food from contamination by genetically modified seeds. The motion would not affect the sale of food containing genetically modified ingredients.

WASHINGTON'S GMO LABELING INITIATIVE FIRES UP GLOBAL FOOD INDUSTRY

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SUMMARY: "Agribusiness and the food industry have pumped a record $17 million into Washington state so far to defeat Initiative 522."

Agribusiness and the food industry have pumped a record $17 million into Washington state so far to defeat Initiative 522.

That's the ballot measure to require labeling of some foods and beverages with genetically engineered ingredients.

Six months ago, it’s doubtful very many grocery shoppers in Washington had even heard the acronym GMO, much less could tell you what it stands for.

USA: WHY GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS SHOULD BE LABELED

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SUMMARY: "Did you know that you have been enrolled in the largest research study ever conducted in the United States but you never signed a consent form or agreed to participate? That's because since 1996 you -- and basically everyone you know -- have been eating genetically modified foods."

Did you know that you have been enrolled in the largest research study ever conducted in the United States but you never signed a consent form or agreed to participate? That's because since 1996 you -- and basically everyone you know -- have been eating genetically modified foods.

BERKELEY CONSIDERS LABELING GENETICALLY MODIFIED PRODUCE

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SUMMARY: "Berkeley City Council has entered the debate over whether to label genetically modified produce, voting Tuesday night to investigate the possibility of instituting such a policy at the city level."

Berkeley City Council has entered the debate over whether to label genetically modified produce, voting Tuesday night to investigate the possibility of instituting such a policy at the city level.

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