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Nutrasource gets US Patent for GMO testing method

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent to Guelph, Canada-based Nutrasource on “Methods for detecting genetically modified organisms” for its IGEN certification program.

Senator Jeff Merkley:

Bill requires mandatory GMO labeling but would not require front of pack ‘warning’ statements

Sen. Merkley introduces new GMO labeling bill backed by Campbell Soup, Amy's Kitchen, but critics say it “can’t pass”

By Elaine Watson

Two days after Senator Pat Roberts’ voluntary GMO labeling bill got the green light from the Senate agriculture committee, Senator Jeff Merkley* (D-OR) has introduced a ‘common-sense’ alternative he claims will please supporters of mandatory GMO labeling,...

NBTY launches line of non GMO supplements

NBTY launches line of non GMO supplements

By Hank Schultz

NBTY is introducing a line of non-GMO supplements, the Long Island-based manufacturing giant announced yesterday. The line, called Nature’s Origin, also features a gluten- and irradiation-free positioning.

2013’s top regulatory, policy & enforcement news

2013’s top regulatory, policy & enforcement news

By Stephen DANIELLS

From warning letters to GMO labeling and FSMA, it’s been a busy year for the regulatory people. In this special gallery we review the top regulatory, policy & enforcement headlines from 2013. 

Picture: Community Food Co-op, Montana

Maine House backs GMO labeling bill

By Elaine WATSON

The campaign for mandatory GMO labeling gained a further boost this week as the Maine House of Representatives voted 141-4 in favor of LD 718, a bill that would require foods made with ingredients from biotech crops to carry the label ‘Produced with Genetic...

Connecticut State Senate passes GMO labeling legislation

Connecticut State Senate passes GMO labeling legislation

By Hank Schultz

The legislative pressure on mandatory GMO labeling continues to build, at least on the state front, as the Connecticut State Senate voted 35-1 in favor of SB 802, a bill that would require labeling of products with genetically modified ingredients.

Oregon lawmaker plans to introduce federal GMO labeling bill

Oregon lawmaker plans to introduce federal GMO labeling bill

By Hank Schultz

Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-OR is working on a bill that would make the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms a matter of federal law, a spokesperson confirmed yesterday. If passed, the bill, which is still in its early formative stages...

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