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Could the SmartLabel Fix the Food Labeling Fight?

Hershey SmartLabel

Food trade journal Sustainable Brands reported on the new SmartLabel introduced by the Grocery Manufacturers Association to help meet the public’s desire for more information about food and other products.  Hershey is the first brand to adopt it. Starting in 2016, you’ll see branded products with a smartphone-readable QR code printed on the packaging that will link consumers to websites containing far more information than could ever fit on a product’s packaging — consumers will Read More >

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Check Out This Op-Ed from PA Bio

Make sure to check out the op-ed that Christopher P. Molineaux, President and CEO of Pennsylvania Bio, has written. The piece, entitled Here’s why the insurance industry needs to do its part to keep healthcare costs down, does an outstanding job laying out the important role that biotechnology plays in reducing long-term health care costs and what must be done to ensure that patients have access to the next generation of medical innovations. As Molineaux Read More >

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Spokeswomen Defending Biotechnology

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Many consumers are confused, fearful and opposed to the use of biotechnology in food production. As a result, some food companies are removing ingredients derived from biotech seeds, which includes beet sugar. The cause of the problem is that anti-biotech activists have promoted a tremendous amount of misinformation attacking biotech crops for 20 years, without a strong rebuttal by producers and technology providers to counter or challenge them. While there are many elements to addressing Read More >

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Sugar from GM Sugarbeets is Not the Scariest Thing on Halloween

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Every year Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween. Chocolate leads the group with 90 million pounds of it being sold during the prior week. Did you know that sugarbeet sugar accounts for approximately 20 percent of the world’s production of sugar? Sugarcane sugar accounts for the remaining amount. In her TheSweetTruth blog , sugarbeet farmer Laura cites that beet sugar represents 54 percent of domestic sugar production in the U.S. and that America’s sugar Read More >

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Spooky GMO Myths Debunked! Read Them If You Dare…

GMO Answers

For the last post in this year’s Get to Know GMOs series, we invite you to come with us for an eerie stroll through some of the Internet’s most outrageous GMO myths and images. Myth #1: Evil GMO scientists are injecting GMO crops with pesticides, DNA, dangerous chemicals…or stuff. Using needles to inject crops with “stuff” is not how GMOs are made. How are they created, then? Some GMOs are made by taking a desired trait, like Read More >

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