The GM debate

Are all-natural claims worth the risk?

Are all-natural claims worth the risk?

By Elaine Watson

The threat of civil litigation is now so great that food manufacturers using any ingredients not found in ‘Grandma’s kitchen cupboard’ should think twice about making ‘all-natural’ claims on pack, according to one firm specializing in food label compliance.

Non-GMO Verified sales hit $1bn

Non-GMO Verified sales hit $1bn

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Non-GMO Project Verified has become the fastest growing food eco-label in North America, as sales of certified products hit $1bn in 2011, according to findings unveiled at Organic Monitor’s Sustainable Foods Summit in San Francisco last month.

BASF has announced it will halt all GM operations in Europe due to a lack of acceptance.

BASF pulls out of European GM market

By Nathan Gray

Ingredients and chemicals giant BASF has announced it will pull the plug on its European operations in genetically modified plant development due to a lack of acceptance in the market.

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