Consumers' mistrust of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), despite assurances from the scientific community and food experts, is said to be a growing concern for the food and beverage industry.
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Studies and campaigns have suggested more and more that moving to plant-based diets, or consuming less meat, is essential to combating the climate crisis and improving health, but scientists have stated that GM could provide another solution.
49 percent of US consumers are driven by health concerns when buying meat and dairy alternatives, according to Innova Market Insights' 2018 consumer survey, and Equinom thinks it has the next big thing.
The UK government is being urged to consider the wider implications before supporting the introduction of genetically modified food (GM) to UK agriculture.
A study has reported that the future of US citrus could be genetically modified, because of the threat of the Asian citrus psyllid bacterium.
While international food trade is growing worldwide, the authorities in each country are setting more and more regulations to ensure food safety and transparency for consumers. Across the world Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) labelling is regulated in many countries. The United States will be joining the rest of world with…
CSF claims regulations include provisions that will, "... leave the majority of GMO derived foods unlabelled; discriminate against more than 100 million Americans; and prohibit the use of the widely known terms 'GMO' and 'GE'."
Pending new labelling, legislation that requires brands to disclose GMOs on their products is already causing major headaches for American retailers. The new rules are set to be announced at any time but it's clear much work must be done to ensure private brand retailers, in particular, are ready. Here,…
Omega-3 levels have declined in recent years, and this study may help return omega-3 levels in farmed fish to those from over a decade ago.
Consumer attitudes toward genetically modified food improved by 19 per cent after mandatory labelling in Vermont, compared to the rest of the U.S.
The results of a new survey come as the time for comment on the USDA's labelling proposals for GMO food comes to a close. They are due to be finally issued on July 29.
A study has used China as an example of how differing regulatory systems can cost economies billions.