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USDA Reopens Comment Period for GE Apples

  • January 7, 2014

Posted January 7, 2014   USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently announced that it will reopen the comment...

USDA Approval of Biotech Apples Likely

  • December 19, 2013

Posted December 19, 2013   An apple variety which has been bioengineered to resist browning is likely to be approved by...

FBI Arrests Suspects Charged with Stealing Seed Technology

  • December 17, 2013

Posted December 17, 2013   In a case of agricultural espionage, federal prosecutors recently announced that the FBI arrested several individuals...

GMA Urges FDA to Act on “Natural” Food Labeling

  • December 17, 2013

Posted December 17, 2013   The Grocery Manufacturers Association has called on the FDA to draft a rule defining the term...

Fed Official Suggests Farmers Pursue GMO Crop Standards

  • December 12, 2013

Posted December 12, 2013   After China rejected U.S. corn shipments, a top U.S. Federal Reserve official suggested that farmers consider...

FDA to Announce Decision on Genetically Modified Salmon

  • December 11, 2013

Posted December 11, 2013   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to announce its decision on genetically modified...

Hawaiian Islands Move to Limit GMO Crops and Pesticides

  • December 9, 2013

Posted December 9, 2013   The Hawaiian island of Maui will consider a bill that would require companies to disclose when...

APHIS Action on Biotech Varieties

  • November 11, 2013

Posted November 11, 2013   USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently published two biotechnology reglulatory actions for a Monsanto...

New Hampshire Legislature Considers GMO Labeling Bill

  • November 11, 2013

Posted November 11, 2013   The New Hampshire state legislature is currently considering a bill that would require labeling for genetically...

Kauai Mayor Vetoes GMO, Pesticide Disclosure Bill

  • November 7, 2013

Posted November 7, 2013   The mayor of Kauai, Hawaii, Bernard Carvalho Jr., recently announced his decision to veto Bill 2491,...

WA Early Results Show Defeat of GMO Food Labeling Initiative

  • November 6, 2013

Posted November 6, 2013   Early results of Washington state’s food labeling initiative, which would have required labels for foods and...

Groups Voice Concern over Chinese Biotech Issues

  • November 5, 2013

Posted November 5, 2013   Several agricultural exporters and farm groups recently sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael...

Court Consolidates GMO Wheat Lawsuits

  • October 28, 2013

Posted October 28, 2013   The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation announced that lawsuits brought against Monsanto over genetically modified...

Kauai Approves Controversial GMO, Pesticide Disclosure Bill

  • October 24, 2013

Posted October 24, 2013   After a 19-hour long special meeting, the Kaua’i County council voted to approve a controversial GMO...

Mexico Court Bans GMO Corn

  • October 23, 2013

Posted October 23,  2013   A judge in Mexico recently suspended the planting of genetically modified corn in the country, citing...

WA Attorney General Sues Group over Food Labeling Initiative

  • October 18, 2013

Posted October 18, 2013   Washington State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, filed a lawsuit against the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), alleging...

NALC Resource: Biotechnology Reading Room

  • October 11, 2013

October 11, 2013   What is biotechnology?  A uniformly accepted definition of “biotechnology” does not exist.  In broad terms, it is...

NOW Foods Will Sell Only Non-GMO Products by Year’s End

  • October 11, 2013

October 11, 2013   Natural foods manufacturer, NOW Foods, has committed to make its entire food line non-genetically modified (GMO) by...

Monsanto Buys Climate Corp. for Nearly $1 Billion

  • October 11, 2013

October 11, 2013   In one of the largest buys of a data analytics company, Monsanto has agreed to buy the...

Oregon Passes Bill Protecting Biotech Crops

  • October 8, 2013

Posted October 8, 2013   During a special session which concluded last week, the Oregon legislature passed a package of bills...