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U.S. GMO food labeling bill passes Senate

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The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would for the first time require food to carry labels listing genetically-modified ingredients, which labeling supporters say could create loopholes for some U.S. crops. The Senate voted 63-30 for the bill that would display GMO contents with words, pictures or a bar code that can be scanned with smartphones. The U.S. Agriculture… Read more »

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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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Proposed bill would give USDA more power to police organic seal users

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The legislation, endorsed by a variety of California agriculture and consumer groups, would protect the growing organic farming industry and its expanding consumer base by granting the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) the legislative authority it needs to more effectively protect the integrity of certified organic products.

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