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Posted On: Sunday, 8/11/2013 6:41 pm
A: Currently, a voluntary system is available for retailers to designate GM and organic produce. This system is similar to the voluntary kosher label to assist consumers in making religious rather than health-related choices.  Health related labels are mandatory and required by the U.S. FDA.  SKU Produce Look-Ups or PLUs that start with the number 8 designate GM produce, and PLUs that start with the number 9 indicate that the produce is organic. For example, the PLU code for a standard... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Wednesday, 7/31/2013 4:42 pm
A: Thanks for your question. Cathy Enright, Executive Director of the Council for Biotechnology Information, responded to a similar question which addresses labeling here
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Posted On: Monday, 7/29/2013 11:49 am
A: Thanks for your question on this important topic. A similar question which addresses labeling has already been answered, to review the response, click here: You may also be interested in Professor Neal Van Alfen's assessment of Prop 37, available here:
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Posted On: Thursday, 8/08/2013 2:34 pm
A: I do.  For far too long, we¹ve let peoples¹ questions and concerns about GMOs go unanswered.  That negligence has resulted in a lot of the apprehension the public is expressing today.  So here we are, late to the conversation, but resolute in our commitment to choice.  There are a number of reasons consumers may prefer to purchase non-GMO--Many of those reasons have been expressed on this website, but concern about food safety or health shouldn¹t be one of them. ... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Thursday, 8/01/2013 9:23 am
A: Monsanto has not threatened to sue any state over GMO food labeling. This is a myth first propagated by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) in Vermont during the 2012 Vermont legislative season. Monsanto responded in a blog post, correcting the record and pointing out that the Vermont Attorney General and Vermont Legislative Council, in fact, raised legal constitutionality questions in an Agriculture Committee hearing. The source of the claim is the Organic Consumers Association... Continue Reading