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NEWS IN BRIEF

GMOs 101: FDA launches GMO consumer education initiative

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The FDA, USDA and EPA have launched ‘Feed Your Mind’, a new Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative that aims to increase consumer awareness and understanding of genetically engineered foods (GMOs).

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‘We’ve had pushback [over genetic engineering] for years now, but the conversation has to change’

Motif Ingredients CEO: 'The idea that technology may need to play a role in food is becoming more and more acceptable'

By Elaine Watson

If printing out DNA sequences that instruct yeast or bacteria to express proteins identical to those in eggs or milk in big fermentation tanks sounds a little ‘unnatural,’ consider how natural, sustainable, or indeed ethical, it is to continue to produce...

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