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August 27, 2015

2 Min Read
5@5: Germany moves to prohibit GM crops | Center for Food Safety says USDA withheld info on GMOs

Germany follows Scotland on move to ban GMO crops

Just weeks after Scotland said it would implement a new rule that allows countries to opt out of EU consents for genetically modified crops, Germany's agriculture minister said he intends to follow suit. Read more at EcoWatch...


U.S. regulators sued for withholding information on GMO crops

The Center for Food Safety claims the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has failed to respond to several request for records related to proposed GMO regulations and experiments, violating the Freedom of Information Act. Read more at Reuters...

Hampton Creek CEO: No plans to change name of 'Just Mayo' despite FDA warning

Earlier this month, the FDA sent Hampton Creek a warning letter describing issues with labeling its eggless product as "mayo." But CEO Josh Tetrick told Inc. the company doesn't plan to rename the product, saying: "It says egg free right there on the label, and anyone can look at the ingredients on the back and see what the ingredients are.” Read more at Inc...


Review: No reliable scientific evidence of health benefits from raw milk

In light of public debate over raw milk, a food science professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison published a research review in Nutrition Today claiming that media reports about nutritional benefits of raw milk were myths. Read more at Nutrition Today...


A renegade optometrist is defying Big Ag and saving Mexican farms—with the finest tequila you'll ever taste

Determined to show that organic methods yield better agave (and other crops), Adolfo Murillo started the tequila brand Alquimia and, in eight years, has won 35 international contests. Read more at Food & Environment Reporting Network...

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