Preparing for GMO labeling in 2022 | 2020-12-23

CHICAGO — Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are living entities with deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) that has been artificially manipulated. This allows for the creation of plants, animals and microorganisms that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.

The ingredient development technique has become controversial as competing narratives have emerged about the safety of the ingredients and end products containing GMOs. The controversy has led to a segment of consumers who do not want such products in their diet.

Beverage marketers are assisting by calling out the exclusion of GMOs. Blue Sky Beverage Co., Corona, Calif., a beverage brand

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Popular Pigeon Forge eatery has issues with labeling, spoiled food during health inspection

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The restaurant health inspector found a number of violations at a Pigeon Forge restaurant that could potentially cause food-borne illnesses.

Several of the risk-factor violations have to do with improper labeling and spoiled food.

Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant, 2480 Parkway, Pigeon Forge — grade: 75

The lowest health inspection score this week was a 75 at Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant on the Parkway. That is a passing score, however, a follow-up inspection is required.

Lots of ready-to-eat food did have date marks. However, 15 pounds of chicken salad, two containers of lettuce and two containers of

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Could food labeling ‘stop signs’ be used in our favor?

Walking through a supermarket aisle nowadays in Mexico can be overwhelming, if you are aware of this new food labeling using a black octagon with warnings similar to a stop sign. “Excess sugars,” “Excess saturated fats,” “Excess sodium” and so on, are some of the haunting messages that surround you while grocery shopping.

Basically – I would say – all products have some kind of warning, except for fresh foods (here is the message!). But the fact that your favorite pasta sauce or chocolate bar has it, does not necessarily mean it is poison. You just have to moderate consumption,

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