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Environment

Tom Udall

Senate passes bill to reauthorize PRIA

The Senate has unanimously passed a bill to reauthorize the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act, which allows the Environmental Protection Agency to charge fees for pesticide registration that fund about one-third of the operations of the Office of Pesticide Programs.
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Jane Kolodinsky

Simple labels increase consumer acceptance of GMOs, study finds

But a separate survey released today shows continuing concern about technology
The public’s attitude toward genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food is difficult to define, as illustrated by the results of two surveys released today. One found that GMO labels in Vermont lessened consumer fears, while another found that half the American public had human health concerns when shown a bottle of cooking oil with a “BE” label.
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