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Judge Punts GMO-“All Natural” Controversy To The FDA

June 18, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Can a food product containing genetically modified organisms be labeled “all natural”? A federal judge decided it wasn’t a question she could answer, so she put a lawsuit on hold until the FDA could come up with a definition of “natural”. The lawsuit was filed by a San Francisco resident who said Mission tortilla triangles should not be labeled all-natural because they contain GMOs in the form of corn or corn derivatives. The judge ordered that the litigation be stayed for six months and referred to the FDA to determine “whether products containing GMO or bioengineered ingredients may properly be labeled ‘natural’ or ‘all natural’.”
Elaine Watson , "Judge: ‘There is a gaping hole in the current regulatory landscape for ‘natural’ claims and GMOs’", Food Navigator, June 18, 2013, © William Reed Business Media SAS
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