5@5: Nearly half of consumers increasingly worry about food safety | Maine GMO labeling law (still) under debate

[email protected]: Nearly half of consumers increasingly worry about food safety | Maine GMO labeling law (still) under debate

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.

74 percent of consumers expect better food safety

In a survey conducted by Packaged Facts, 46 percent of respondents said they've grown more concerned about food safety over the past few years. In the last year, food and beverage companies have recalled some 500 products for food safety or labeling concerns. (The survey was conducted in November and December, as Chipotle very publicly was dealing with outbreaks of foodborne illness.) Read more at QSR...


Fight brews in Legislature on labeling law for genetically modified foods

Maine's GMO labeling law depends on four other states passing similar laws before it goes into effect. But some lawmakers have been fighting to remove the trigger so the law can be implemented immediately. A key House panel is expected to discuss the matter within the next few weeks. Read more at Portland Herald Press...

New study finds genetically engineered alfalfa has gone wild, exposing failure of 'coexistence' policy

Can genetically modified crops co-exist with their conventional and organic counterparts? At least alfalfa can't, according to research by USDA scientists. Read more at the Center for Food Safety...


Chr. Hansen to acquire Nutritional Physiology Co.

The bioscience company, based in Denmark, has purchased Nutritional Physiology, which supplies probiotics to the beef cattle industry. Read more at the Journal Sentinel...


Controversial nutritional company in $10M financing deal

A September spat with the FTC apparently hasn't held MusclePharm Corp. back; it secured new financing to pay off outstanding debt. Read more at Denver Business Journal...

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