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16 12, 2013

Organic Trade Offers Key Feedback on FDA Proposed Food Safety Rules

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OTA Food Safety Task Force urges FDA to base proposed produce safety and preventive controls (HACCP) rules on science and data, and not to conflict with existing USDA National Organic Program regulations. While undeniably important as a major step in improving the safety of the United States’ food supply, FDA, as part of the Food [...]

16 12, 2013

GMO Update — USDA approves additional GMO crops

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On November 6, just one day after Washington State’s I-522 GMO labeling bill was narrowly defeated, USDA moved to deregulate two new GMO soybean varieties and a GMO apple genetically engineered to resist browning. Additionally, reports indicate that FDA may soon approve GMO salmon - the first genetically engineered animal for human consumption. In approving [...]