GMO news related to the United States

18.01.2023 |

Benson Hill Achieves ProTerra Sustainability Certification for its Proprietary Non-GMO Soy Portfolio

Company is one of the first U.S.-based ingredient providers to verify its sustainable practices under rigorous global standard

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Benson Hill, Inc. (NYSE: BHIL, the “Company” or “Benson Hill”), a food tech company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants, announced today that it became one of the first U.S.-based ingredient providers to achieve the international ProTerra Certification, a rigorous global standard that sets the bar for sustainable agricultural practices and labor practices as well as segregated non-GMO programs and more. Benson Hill also joins the respected ProTerra Network, a group of companies dedicated to sustainable practices and continuous improvement.

16.01.2023 |

Stop Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Trees

USDA Must Not Deregulate GMO American Chestnut Trees

“In any revolutionary area, and biotechnology is a revolutionary area, most of our current ideas are wrong. Then I ask you, what the hell is the rush to apply these ideas… we’re still at the very beginning of understanding what we’re doing. The rush to apply these ideas is absolutely dangerous, because we don’t have a clue what the long term impacts of our manipulations are going to be.” - Dr. David Suzuki, geneticist and educator

The USDA is accepting public comments on its plan to deregulate genetically engineered (GE/GMO) “Darling 58” American chestnut trees and allow for the tree to be planted in wild forests.

12.01.2023 |

MSC partners with Non-GMO Project and Fairtrade America to launch “Little Labels, Big Impact” campaign

The Marine Stewardship Council, the Non-GMO Project, and Fairtrade America have joined forces to launch a campaign to promote the contribution of third-party certification labels on food products in ensuring sustainable and resilient food systems.

The “Little Labels, Big Impact” campaign will run through January 2023, MSC said in a press release.

13.10.2022 |

Non-GMO Animal Feed Market Size to Grow by USD 13.49 Bn, Growing Demand for Non-GMO Products to Drive Growth

The growing demand for non-GMO products is driving the growth of the market. The demand for non-GMO products is increasing, as they are healthier alternatives to GM food products. Consumers are willing to pay high prices for these products. Animal-derived produce from GM-fed animals is considered harmful to health and the environment. Moreover, there have been concerns regarding the use of GM crops and animal-derived produce, which has encouraged producers of eggs, meat, and dairy to switch to non-GMO feed. Hence, many leading vendors are switching to non-GMO products to meet the demand.

06.09.2022 |

The Onslaught of Genetic Engineering 2.0

Over the past 30 years OCA and our allies across the world have fought hard against gene-spliced GMO foods and crops and the toxic pesticides and chemicals that always accompany them, exposing their dangers, limiting their market share, and in some countries bringing about mandatory bans (Mexico) and/or labeling and safety-testing. (USA and Europe)

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“‘Companies call these things ‘synthetic biology’ and ‘fermentation technology,’ but these foods are all just GMOs,’ said Michael Hansen, Senior Staff Scientist at Consumer Reports. ‘They are using terms people do not understand, so that people will not realize these are GMO ingredients.’”

A recent poll in the UK indicates that 60% of consumers do not want to eat GE lab meat.

07.04.2022 |

Is ‘fake meat’ a food system fix? IPES-Food warns on the false dawn of the protein transition

Industrial livestock are responsible for a ‘huge’ environmental footprint. But alternative proteins aren’t necessarily the silver bullet solution they have been billed as, food systems specialists at International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) warn. FoodNavigator asks what role alternative proteins can play in repairing the broken food system.

24.03.2022 |

Gene-edited cattle pass FDA evaluation, GMO beef could enter food supply in two years

CRISPR gene editing creates a "mess" in the cattle's cellular makeup, but the FDA thinks it doesn't matter. Report: Claire Robinson

US regulators at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have cleared the way for the sale of beef from gene-edited "slick-haired" cattle after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded the animals do not raise any safety concerns.

16.03.2022 |

Billions of GE Mosquitoes May Soon Be Released in California and Florida

As state regulators consider field trials, scientists and advocates point to potential risks, lack of public consultation.

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s decision last week to allow the release of billions of genetically engineered mosquitoes in California and Florida has several environmental and public health groups worried about the potential impacts of the experimental releases on public health and the environment.

The EPA move follows last year’s pilot field trial in the Florida Keys where, starting April 2021, the British biotechnology company Oxitec and the Florida Keys Mosquito Control released half a billion of these transgenic mosquitoes.

10.03.2022 |

FDA Sued Over Failure to Release Documents Regarding Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon, Planned Ohio Production Facility

Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for unlawfully withholding records regarding FDA's environmental assessment of genetically engineered (GE) salmon and a planned Ohio-based production facility—a major expansion from current capacity. The FOIA lawsuit comes on the heels of CFS and allies' successful lawsuit holding FDA's approval of GE salmon unlawful. FDA's approval marked the first time any government in the world had approved a GE animal as food.

25.01.2022 |

Lawsuit Challenges Gerber Non-GMO Claim

A class-action lawsuit filed at the end of last year alleged that Non GMO (genetically modified organism) claims on many of Gerber’s baby food products are false and misleading because the products contain ingredients derived from genetically modified crops and protein and/or dairy sources derived from cows raised on genetically modified feed.

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