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Consumer group sues OMB for records on GMO disclosure rule

The Center for Food Safety has sued the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for failing to supply documents related to the review of the draft OMB disclosure rule.

 

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Experts urge push to convince consumers of gene editing benefits

Gene editing offers great potential for improving food production but consumer acceptance is critical and remains the key challenge for proponents of agricultural biotechnology, according to an expert panel convened by an agribusiness policy group.

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Food industry urges USDA to extend deadline for GMO disclosure compliance

Food companies are urging the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to push back the compliance deadline for the federal GMO disclosure rule.

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Disagreements linger over threshold for GMO disclosure

USDA's proposed bioengineered food disclosure standard does not answer the key question of what threshold amount of a GMO triggers the disclosure requirements, prompting marked disagreement among stakeholders on where to draw the line. 

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Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector

One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.

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Judge lets glyphosate cancer lawsuits proceed

A federal judge in California on Tuesday (July 10) kept alive hundreds of lawsuits brought against Monsanto by cancer victims who allege exposure to glyphosate caused their illnesses.

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EFSA revamps chemical hazards database

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said on 19 July that it had just added a further 321 substances to its OpenFoodTox database on chemical hazards, bringing the total listed up to over 4,750, as part of the latest overhaul.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Experts urge push to convince consumers of gene editing benefits

Gene editing offers great potential for improving food production but consumer acceptance is critical and remains the key challenge for proponents of agricultural biotechnology, according to an expert panel convened by an agribusiness policy group.

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Lab meat companies say FDA should regulate their products

FDA is the right agency to assess the safety and quality of lab-grown meat, say several representatives from the emerging lab-grown meat, poultry and seafood industry, despite a push from many in the traditionally raised meat and poultry industry for USDA to regulate these products when they become commercially available.

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Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector

One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Meat industry, consumers raise red flags over FDA regulation of lab-grown meats

The meat industry and consumer groups are raising red flags over the potential for FDA to regulate lab-grown meat, poultry and seafood products, and say FDA and USDA should work together with all stakeholders before any decisions are made about which agency gets oversight over the emerging products.

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Calls for upcoming phthalates ban to include food contact materials

Pressure is on for the EU to extend a future ban on four phthalates to food contact materials after member states in the REACH (chemicals regulation) committee on 11 July unanimously backed a proposal restricting them in other uses, but with a controversial waiver for agriculture.

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