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Appeals court hears GE salmon document dispute

Environmentalists challenging FDA's approval of AquaBounty Technologies' genetically engineered salmon are urging a federal appeals court to force the agency to turn over additional documents related to its decision.

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Food, ag industries raise concerns about GMO disclosure delay

A coalition of major food and agriculture industry groups is urging the Trump administration to ensure USDA meets its July 2018 statutory deadline to complete federal GMO disclosure rules.
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House Democrats want tough GMO disclosure rules

House Democrats are urging USDA to craft clear GMO disclosure rules that are easily accessible to all consumers and cover a wide array of foods, including those made with highly refined oils from genetically engineered crops and ingredients made with new gene editing tools.
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First batch of genetically engineered salmon reaches Canadian market

While it remains unclear when genetically engineered (GE) salmon may make its way to markets in the United States, the first batch of AquaBounty Technologies Inc.’s controversial genetically edited salmon has made its way to customers in Canada.
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Industry calls for NAFTA protections for GIs, SPS and biotechnology

When the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is renegotiated, improvements to Geographical Indications (GIs) and Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) protections, along with a mutual agreement on biotechnology, were high on the list of the agriculture industry at a Wednesday (July 26) congressional hearing.

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USDA extends deadline for GMO comments as rule listed 'inactive' in new agenda

USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has extended the deadline for the public to submit suggestions about the scope of the national GMO food disclosure rules, giving stakeholders until August 25 to send in their comments.
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Impossible Foods defends GE burger as safe amid controversy

Impossible Foods, the maker of a meatless burger that emulates the taste of a real meat patty, is trying to set the record straight and reaffirm the safety of its product, after advocacy groups accused the company of putting the product on the market without verifying it was safe for human consumption.
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First batch of genetically engineered salmon reaches Canadian market

While it remains unclear when genetically engineered (GE) salmon may make its way to markets in the United States, the first batch of AquaBounty Technologies Inc.’s controversial genetically edited salmon has made its way to customers in Canada.
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New study warns changing demographics could lead to a rise in Listeria infections

As demographic subgroups that are particularly vulnerable to foodborne illness caused by Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) continue to increase, the United States is facing an upward trend in the incidence of such illness all the way through 2030, says a new study presented at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) conference last week.
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EFSA finds undercooked pork leading cause of hepatitis E in EU

Consumption of raw or undercooked pork meat and liver is the most common cause of hepatitis E infection in the EU, according to a new report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
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New Pew report shows ‘promising’ data on alternatives to antibiotics for farm use

A new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts details key uses and limitations for a variety of alternatives to antibiotics, like vaccines and probotics, and highlights data gaps for these products.

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Raw flour risks must be communicated following outbreak, Canadian health officials recommend

After Canada recently identified its first national outbreak of non-O157 Shiga toxin–producing E. coli infections linked to flour, a new report recommends public health officials do a better job of communicating risks associated with handling and eating raw flour in public health messaging.

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