5@5: Tensions rise between organic and non-GMO | Vermont stops enforcing GMO labeling law

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August 5, 2016

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5@5: Tensions rise between organic and non-GMO | Vermont stops enforcing GMO labeling law

Organic food fights back against 'non-GMO rival'

The non-GMO movement has always had its skeptics and critics, but an increasing number of those critics are coming from the organic industry. As sales of non-GMO products outpace organics, concerns about whether the non-GMO label undermines the value of organic are escalating—especially since many consumers don't seem to understand non-GMO products are often still made using conventional, chemical farming practices. Read more at NPR...

Vermont Attorney General Sorrell will not enforce GMO food labeling law

Since President Obama signed the federal GMO labeling bill, which significantly waters down disclosure requirements compared to Vermont's law, the state will stop enforcing its law that just went into effect July 1. “We successfully defended our law for two years, and as a result many companies are now disclosing that their products are produced with genetic engineering,” Attorney General William H. Sorrell said. “We hope they will continue to do so going forward, not because our law requires it, but because it is the right thing to do." Read more at Vermont Business Magazine...

At IFT, fiber suppliers "confident" FDA will define their ingredients as dietary fibers

The FDA has created a new definition for dietary fiber, but for some companies the path to approval is unclear. Read more at Nutritional Outlook...

Karma Culture raises $2.25 million with Green Circle Capital Partners

The maker of Karma Wellness Water and Karma Probiotics plans to use the funds on marketing initiatives. Read more at BevNet...

The votes are in: Brands give consumers a voice in product flavor decisions

Mars and PepsiCo are among companies that are letting consumers choose what flavors are coming next, with the goal of streamlining the product development process and engaging consumers before a product even hits the market. Read more at Food Dive...

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