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Top food service company Aramark rejects GMO salmon ahead of first U.S. sales

Three of the largest food service companies in the U.S. have rejected genetically engineered salmon Top food service company Aramark recently announced its commitment not to sell genetically engineered (GE) salmon. The producer of the salmon, AquaBounty Technologies, announced plans to sell its first-ever harvest in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2021.   The announcement came in an update of […]

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Multiple countries take steps to stop GMOs

GMO-free campaigners had a lot to celebrate in January as several countries, including Mexico, Peru, Italy, and Tanzania made significant moves to stop genetically modified crops and foods. On January 1, 2021, Mexico announced a Presidential Decree to phase out the “use, acquisition, distribution, promotion, and import” of glyphosate. Users and retailers have until January […]

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GMO food labeling deadline looms—and loopholes abound

According to the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS), GMO ingredients must be disclosed on product labels by December 31, 2021. Despite the goal of making shoppers aware of GMO presence, the standard is full of exemptions, compliance confusion, and flaws. This flawed standard won’t make it easy for consumers to locate GMOs, and because […]

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Glyphosate weedkiller found in seven famous Italian spaghetti brands

Laboratory tests have detected glyphosate, the main ingredient in Bayer’s Roundup herbicide, in seven brands of Italian spaghetti, according to the Italian food industry website il Salvagente. Tests were conducted on 20 brands of spaghetti and traces of glyphosate were found in seven of them. The brands testing positive were Divella, Esselunga, Eurospin, Garofalo, Lidl, […]

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GMO Free USA campaigns to block Scotts’ GM Roundup-Ready Grass

Non-profit GMO Free USA has called on retailers to not sell Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s Roundup-Ready, ProVista genetically modified grass and seed (or any other GM grass), in light of the glyphosate herbicide’s danger to human health. Letters to CEOs of Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart, Costco, Ace Hardware, and True Value were sent. GMO Free USA […]

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