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NY judge serves up spicy ruling: ‘All natural’ claims not preempted by bioengineered food disclosure law

Kim Bousquet August 21, 2018
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Claiming food is “all natural” while still containing GMOs, at least in New York, is a risky choice. Kim Bousquet explains why a spice company’s defense against a labeling claim fell flat – and how it found cover behind the FDA’s still-in-limbo guidance for what makes a product “natural.” READ MORE

The U.S. is one step closer to GMO food labeling

Kim Bousquet May 11, 2018
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The USDA published long-awaited proposed rules for the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. Here’s what food companies need to know. READ MORE

New rules coming for GMO food labeling

Kim Bousquet March 27, 2018
GMO labeled fruit

Facing a consumer fraud lawsuit based on your product’s “non-GMO” or “GMO-free” labeling? The USDA’s forthcoming rules on the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard may impact your defense. READ MORE

Update: GMO labeling regs are back in limbo

February 3, 2017
GMO labeled fruit

The Trump Administration’s latest executive orders have effectively prevented the USDA from promulgating rules on GMO food labeling, throwing a wrench in the agency's anticipated plans to give more direction to the food industry about the labeling of bioengineered foods. READ MORE

No-GMOs are a no-go in Oregon and Hawaii

Kim Bousquet May 18, 2016
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The court reasoned that since the Ordinance regulates GE crops in order to prevent them from “contaminating” or “damaging” non-GE crops, then it is necessarily attempting to regulate what it considered a “plant pest” or “noxious weed.” READ MORE