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November 2, 2016 German cabinet approves draft law banning GMO cropsSource: Reuters
The German cabinet has approved a draft law banning cultivation of crops with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), government sources told Reuters on Wednesday.
November 2, 2016 Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified CropsSource: NY Times
But an extensive examination by The New York Times indicates that the debate has missed a more basic problem — genetic modification in the United States and Canada has not accelerated increases in crop yields or led to an overall...
November 2, 2016 Three new GMO spuds earn permission from USDASource: Food Safety News
Two companies have green lights from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for their non-browning potato varieties that have had their genes altered.
October 31, 2016 Norovirus isn’t rocket science: Wash your freakin’ handsSource: Food Safety News
It’s estimated that the average person will get norovirus five times during their lifetime. Globally, there are 685 million cases of norovirus each year, with approximately 20 million of those cases occurring in the United...
October 25, 2016 Food safety plays part in urban agriculture billSource: Food Safety News
As urban agriculture continues to put down roots in cities across the United States, more and more people are beginning to see its many benefits. The hope for the future is that it can flourish and sustain a new crop of farmers...
October 21, 2016 Wal-Mart to Invest $25 Million in China Food Safety ResearchSource: Bloomberg
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and its foundation are investing $25 million over five years in food safety research in China, as the world’s largest retailer seeks to strengthen its foothold in the country more than two years after it was...
Farmers urgently need help to adapt their methods of growing food if the world is to curb greenhouse gas emissions and prevent climate change pushing millions into hunger and poverty, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization...
October 17, 2016 PepsiCo pledges to slash beverage calorie counts by 2025Source: CNBC
PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi pledged Monday as part of a new sustainability initiative to significantly reduce the calorie count of the company's beverages as it looks to counter health concerns about sugar-sweetened...
Source: Wall Street Journal
As the company uses more small producers, it follows what Frank Yiannis calls a ‘scalable’ approach to industry benchmarks
Source: One Green Planet
The population of monarch butterflies has taken a substantial drop over the past few decades – a devastating 96.5 percent to be exact. This has placed monarchs in danger of moving toward extinction, something that will cause a...
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