5@5: Voluntary GMO labeling bill introduced in Senate | Food accessibility and farmers markets

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Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top natural news headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

GOP senator unveils bill to block state GMO label laws

A bill similar to the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act that the House passed last year (dubbed the Deny Americans the Right to Know Act by GMO labeling advocates) was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas. The bill would establish national voluntary labeling for genetically modified foods. It is scheduled for markup by the Senate agriculture committee on Thursday. Read more at The Hill...


In Flint, Mich., moving the farmers market drew more poor shoppers

After making a controversial move to a central downtown location, where it is more easily accessible by public transportation, the Flint Farmers' Market is attracting far more shoppers from poor neighborhoods. Use of the SNAP program at the market has also more than doubled since 2011. Read more at NPR...

Noosa Yoghurt find success since acquisition while holding to roots

Since being acquired by the private equity firm Advent International in 2014, Noosa has added more than 50 employees,  increased distribution by some 20,000 stores and spent $20 million to expand its Colorado production facility. Read more at Denver Post...


President's FY2017 budget request: Key investments for implementing the FDA Food and Safety Modernization Act

The president's budget proposal for FY2017 includes an increase of $25.3 million to continue implementing the FSMA final rules. Read more at FDA...


More than 1,600 sign petition on GMO safety, benefits

The plant science community is getting behind a petition supporting "continued responsible use of genetic engineering as an effective tool for advancing food security." Read more at Food Business News...

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