It was prompted by pragmatism, rather than an ideological shift, but General Mills and Mars have resolved to roll out GMO labeling nationwide as Congress has proved unable to hammer out a federal solution that all stakeholders can get behind before new...
Canadian supplier Dealers Ingredients plans to debut its Profi one-stop solution for vegetarian protein and fiber fortification at the upcoming Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) trade show in Chicago.
B&G Foods is the latest firm to be hit with a class action lawsuit accusing it of misleading shoppers by labeling products containing ingredients that are “highly processed” or/and derived from genetically engineered crops as ‘all-natural’.
Global contamination of non-genetically modified (GM) food and feed by GMOs will only increase without clearer policies and a tightening of the regulatory framework, says the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).
5-minutes: Chewing over GMOs with the Snack Food Association
Civil litigation over whether GMOs belong in ‘all-natural’ products will continue to clog up US courts owing to the FDA’s refusal to weigh in on this issue, says Mission tortilla chips maker Gruma Corp.
Many big brands are “playing a waiting game” right now to see whether moves by General Mills and Post Foods to axe GMOs from iconic brands (Cheerios and Grape Nuts) will have a domino effect, say analysts at Euromonitor International.
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General Mills says original Cheerios will now be made without genetically modified ingredients, citing consumers' growing preference for non-GMO food products. The change doesn’t apply to the other 11 varieties of Cheerios.
A controversial new report alleging that genetically engineered foods could be an environmental trigger for gluten sensitivity and celiac disease has been challenged by the Celiac Disease Foundation and a leading plant geneticist.
Japan will not lift its ban on US Western White wheat imports until the American government provides detailed information on the extent of unauthorized genetically modified wheat found in Oregon, a government official says.
While Prop 37 did not pass, the failure to disclose the presence of GMOs in foods that are marketed as ‘natural’ is still generating a steady stream of civil litigation, with Goldfish Crackers the latest brand to be targeted in a class action lawsuit...
The row over the use of the term ‘natural’ on food packaging has intensified with the publication of a new report accusing leading cereal firms of duping shoppers with their own “self-serving” definitions in the absence of any legal criteria.
It is a perversion of the 21st century that while affluent
societies continue the quest to slice the fat from their
increasingly obese populations, five million children die from
hunger each year, and more than 850m people go chronically...
Brussels addresses the issue of consumer cynicism and fear of
agricultural biotechnology in European citizens, setting up a
thematic network on the safety risk assessment of genetically
modified food crops, the Entransfood project,...
The unofficial ban on GM foodstuffs has ended but sceptical
European ministers yesterday failed to give the green light on a
biotech sweetcorn from Monsanto, reports Lindsey Partos.
Food makers likely to continue to reject GMO ingredients...
The European Union may be about to grant access to more genetically
modified foods, a controversial step that could eventually lead to
widespread GM crop growing in the bloc, writes Anthony
Fletcher.Although unpopular with many European...
Favourable news for the pro-GM camp as a team of British scientists
claims that genetically modified (GM) maize is less damaging to
wildlife than conventional varieties. At the same time, leading UK
organisations call on Tony Blair...
The Russian Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology has
declared that its research into GM organisms in foods suggest that
current legislation is too harsh and that restrictions on the sale
of such foods in Russia should be lifted....
The opening decade of the 21st century may well be seen in the
future as the period when the world went to war over GMOs. Passions
run deep and the path to reconciling polar opinions is likely to be
long and arduous.
The eagerly awaited results of a three year study into the
environmental impact of GMO crops carried out on behalf of the UK
government will bring about further regulation after specific
concerns were raised on certain crops.
As the European Union is poised to adopt some of the most stringent
regulations on labelling and traceability of genetically modified
products, a conference is being organised by Cert ID to help food
manufacturers respond to the challenges...
Non-governmental organisations have slammed the results of the
latest vote from the Canadian General Standards Board Committee on
the voluntary labelling of GMO foods, claiming that such a move
will make a mockery of enforced labelling.