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The Chipotle case highlights the legal minefield over non-GMO claims

California judge tosses Chipotle GMO labeling lawsuit

What does non-GMO mean? It depends on the consumer, says judge in Chipotle lawsuit

By Elaine Watson

A California federal court has dismissed a high-profile lawsuit alleging Chipotle falsely advertised its food as non-GMO. And while it has given the plaintiff leave to amend her suit, it has made it clear she will have to come up with a stronger argument...

Pope Francis: 'There remain a number of significant difficulties [around GM crops] which should not be underestimated.' Picture: L'Osservatore Romano

Pope Francis weighs into the GMO debate

By Elaine Watson

Pope Francis has weighed into the debate over GM crops, arguing that while he doesn’t believe there is any “conclusive proof that GM cereals are harmful to human beings”, he worries about their effects on the ecosystem, and argues that they have resulted...

The previous status quo allowed crops to be grown anywhere in Europe following EU approval, although only one GM crop, Monsanto maize variety MON810, is grown commercially in the EU.

Member states back national bans for GM crops

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

EU member states have voted to allow national governments to ban or restrict cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops even when approved at EU level, meaning the new rules will be written into law.

ALDl is joining the legion of retailers cashing in on the organic trend.

GMO labeling push will propel organic market, Organic Monitor says

By Hank Schultz

The struggle over GMO labeling will push the growth of certified organic products in the US in 2014, according to market research firm Organic Monitor.  And at least one major discount grocery retailer is looking to cash in with the launch of a new organic...

Insect develops resistance to Monsanto’s GM corn

Insect develops resistance to Monsanto’s GM corn

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Western corn rootworms have been consuming genetically modified (GM) crops that have been developed to be resistant to them, raising questions about the longevity of some GM traits, according to a study in the online journal PloS One.

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