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Court lifts stay on Jif ‘Natural’ labeling complaint

A federal judge has revived a class action lawsuit that alleges the J.M. Smucker Company is misleading consumers by labeling its Jif peanut butter as "natural."

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Court extends stay on 'non-GMO' baby formula dispute

A federal judge has extended a stay on a class action that contends infant formula manufacturer Abbott Laboratories has violated state consumer protection laws by labeling products as "non-GMO."

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“Clear path” towards treaty to protect world’s oceans established

An intergovernmental conference on creating a legal framework to protect the exploitation of the world’s oceans foresees the preparation of a draft treaty during the first quarter of 2019.

 

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AquaBounty bullish about GE salmon market

The head of AquaBounty Technologies says Canadian customers are very pleased with his company's genetically engineered salmon and says he hopes to begin producing the fish at a U.S. facility by the end of the year.

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KIND wants lawsuit held until FDA and USDA act on label claims

KIND is urging a federal judge to retain a stay on a class action challenging its use of the terms "all natural" and "non-GMO" on its snack food labels. The snack bar maker says the lawsuit should be kept on hold until FDA weighs in on the "natural" labeling issue and until USDA issues its final GMO disclosure rule.

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Court suggests GMA penalty excessive in lawsuit over state GMO labeling initiative

A Washington state appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that found the Grocery Manufacturers Association's (GMA) funding of opposition to the state's 2013 GMO labeling initiative violated campaign finance laws, but the three-judge panel also ordered that the $18 million fine imposed by Thurston County Superior Judge Anne Hirsch appears unjustified.

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Cell-cultured food could help solve climate problem, experts say

Delicious, affordable, cell- and plant-based meats that consumers trust may just solve the world’s largest climate problem, said experts at the recent Good Food Conference in Berkeley, Calif.

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Vilnius conference pushes blockchain benefits for food safety, traceability and logistics

Blockchain technology will increasingly be adopted by companies in the agri-food sector in the years to come, and will be essential to ensuring food and drink products flow smoothly between the UK and EU post-Brexit, a conference in Lithuania heard this week.

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BELTWAY NOTEBOOK: Antibiotic resistance, cell-cultured food on FDA Science Board’s agenda

Two hot-button issues will be before FDA’s Science Board next month – antimicrobial resistance and cell-cultured foods.

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FDA finds second Cyclospora sample in US-grown produce

While searching for the source in the second of two high-profile Cyclospora outbreaks, FDA has found traces of the parasite on domestically grown romaine lettuce.

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“Clear path” towards treaty to protect world’s oceans established

An intergovernmental conference on creating a legal framework to protect the exploitation of the world’s oceans foresees the preparation of a draft treaty during the first quarter of 2019.

 

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Experts advise on thorny issues over lab-based meats at GFI meeting

Many thorny issues remain to be ironed out over emerging lab-grown meat products, but there is little appetite for Congress to step in and decide which agency should regulate the new products, said experts at the recent Good Food Conference in Berkeley, Calif.

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