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Conn. lawmakers urge NY to pass GMO labeling bill

Connecticut lawmakers are urging their colleagues in neighboring New York to consider legislation that requires genetically modified food to be labeled for consumers, hoping passage there will ultimately lead to the final enactment of Connecticut's new labeling law. Full story

Freshly altered DNA creates modified breed of oranges

   Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel join Morning Joe to discuss a new strand of genetically modified DNA and also talk about the latest hospital rankings. They also share their thoughts on a new study which examines the difference between everyday stress and toxic stress that could kill you.

Japan may resume GMO-hit U.S. wheat buys this week: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan could resume buying U.S. western white wheat as early as this week, industry sources said, after adopting stricter measures designed to detect genetically modified strains of the grain used for confectionary flour. Full story

US activists praise Europe's ways in trade talks

American activists urged European trade negotiators on Wednesday not to weaken environmental and food standards as they begin talks in Washington on a trans-Atlantic free trade agreement. Full story

Demand grows to label genetically modified food

   Take a stroll down the grocery store aisle and many of the products you see contain at least one genetically modified ingredient. While experts say the food is safe, a number of states have passed or are considering laws that require such foods to be labeled. NBC’s Anne Thompson reports.

USDA racing to provide validated test for GMO wheat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Agriculture Department, reeling from the discovery of unapproved genetically modified (GM) wheat growing in Oregon, said on Thursday it is working to make "appropriate and validated" tests available to detect the wheat. Full story

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  Fears over genetically-modified food

Reuters columnist and CNBC Contributor Zachary Karabell talks with MSNBC’s Craig Melvin about the controversy over genetically-modified wheat created by the biotech giant, Monsanto.

  Michigan store offers 'GMO' food labels

"Hiller's," a Detroit, Michigan grocery store says their in-store signs differentiating between "genetically modified" and non-GMO food provides a service to their customers. WDIV's Ruth Spencer reports.

  What's really in your food?

The Food and Drug Administration responded to concerns of drug-resistant bacteria on Wednesday, calling on drug companies to limit the use of antibiotics in feed for farm animals. Gary Hirshberg, chairman of Stonyfield Farm, joins The Dylan Ratigan Show, warning about other hidden ingredients in you

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A specialist prepares to conduct a routine test on wheat grains for the presence of GMOs at a laboratory in Riga
A specialist prepares to conduct a routine test on wheat grains for the presence of GMOs at a laboratory in Riga

Specialist Rita Granta prepares to conduct a routine test on wheat grains for the presence of genetically modified organisms at a laboratory in Riga June 21, 2013. The majority of municipalities in Latvia have issued binding rules on prohibiting the cultivation of genetically modified crops since t

A specialist conducts a routine test on wheat grains for the presence of GMOs at a laboratory in Riga
A specialist conducts a routine test on wheat grains for the presence of GMOs at a laboratory in Riga

Specialist Rita Granta conducts a routine test on wheat grains for the presence of genetically modified organisms at a laboratory in Riga June 21, 2013. The majority of municipalities in Latvia have issued binding rules on prohibiting the cultivation of genetically modified crops since the end of l