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#FARMERS GO AFTER ‘FEAR-BASED’ MARKETING

The National Milk Producers Federation is going after ‘fear-based’ marketing and false labels in its new “Peel Back the Label” campaign. The group is urging companies to stop using labels such as “GMO-free,” saying such slogans are raising fears unnecessarily about things like GMO products, synthetic animal-growth hormones and high fructose corn syrup. (USA TODAY)

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GMO LABEL BAN STALLS IN SENATE

Senate Republican efforts to stop mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods have stalled. The Senate on at 48-49 vote Wednesday, fell short of the necessary numbers to move ahead on legislation that would have barred states from requiring the labeling. Vermont is set to require such labels this summer, and other states are considering similar… read more

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MEAT LABELS

The fate of the country-of-origin labeling law for meat is hanging on a massive spending bill that could be released on Monday, and the food industry has been clinging to hopes that a measure preempting state GMO labeling laws also could be included.

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LABELS DO PERSUADE

Consumer perceptions of poultry can be influenced by packaging that touts sustainable or “organic” claims, according to a new study from a graduate student at the University of Arkansas. Researcher Shilpa Samant found that using such wording like “organic” or “no hormones added” on labels provided what her paper on the study described as “higher… read more

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WEEK AHEAD

Trade issues will dominate the attention of farm-state lawmakers as the World Trade Organization has ruled against the U.S. country-of-origin labeling law. The Canadian ag minister has reportedly already asked the WTO to allow it to use retaliatory measures. Also, the Senate resumes debate on its fast-track trade bill.

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