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Ben & Jerry’s to go G.M.O.-free this year

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Ingredient transparency has long been a priority for Ben & Jerry’s, which supported I-522, a measure on Washington state ballots last November to require labeling for food and beverage products with bioengineered ingredients. The company also is transitioning to fair trade certified ingredients, specifically vanilla, sugar and cocoa, to support farmers in developing countries.

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Food companies, advocacy groups urge G.M.O. labels

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Representative Peter DeFazio of Oregon held a press conference Jan. 16 to highlight a letter to President Obama advocating the inclusion of labeling that identifies food products that are bioengineered. The letter was signed by more than 200 food-safety groups, environmental organizations and food companies with reputations for including natural ingredients, such as Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Stonyfield Farm,… Read more »

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