NEWS
Groups Take on Biotech Labels
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Feb 6, 2014 02:56 PM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- A coalition of farm, food processor and biotech groups has formed to push for a federal law requiring only the Food and Drug Administration be allowed to determine if ingredients from a biotech crop pose a health or safety risk that would demand a label.

FDA has never determined any food poses a health or safety risk simply because it contains ingredients derived from biotech crops.

The Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food consists of 29 agricultural or food-processing groups, spearheaded by the Grocery Manufacturers Association. The coalition made its formal roll out on Thursday with members ...

Quick View
  • Back to Beans Growers considering moving a field from continuous corn back into soybeans should pay special att...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Clean Air Lawsuits Filed Several environmental and animal-welfare groups argue in two lawsuits that there is well-document...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
Related News Stories
Crop Tech Corner
Dicamba Technology Deregulated
Mixing Up Maturities
Monsanto Earnings Fall 34%
China Approves Traits
Vilsack: China Approves MIR 162
Vilsack: China OKs Viptera
GE Seed Markets Uncertain
GE Seed Markets Uncertain
Xtend Moves Forward