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B4FA Week in Review – 27 July 2016

July 27th, 2016 / B4FA.org

Earlier this month, the United Nations launched the inaugural report on the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2016 takes a snapshot of where we are now, against which progress on the SDGs will be measured over the next 15 years. On the occasion of …

B4FA Week in Review – 20 July 2016

July 20th, 2016 / B4FA.org

Last week, the US Senate passed a bill to create federal standards for the labelling of GM food using QR codes that would redirect consumers to web pages with information about products. It seems generally agreed that the solution represents a good compromise between those who wish to not unfairly stigmatise …

B4FA Week in Review – 13 July 2016

July 13th, 2016 / B4FA.org

This week in world news, the United States Senate passed a bill that would create a national standard for labeling food containing genetically modified organisms. If the bill is passed into law, it will prevent states from enacting their own individual labeling requirements, and instead will set a national standard. …

B4FA Week in Review – 6 July 2016

July 6th, 2016 / B4FA.org

This week, more than 100 Nobel laureates signed an open letter taking a stand in support of GM crops and asking environmental NGO Greenpeace to stop its anti-GM campaign, particularly against Vitaman A-fortified Golden Rice. The letter states that “scientific and regulatory agencies around the world have repeatedly and consistently found crops and foods improved through biotechnology to be as …