26 Aug '11, 6pm

ConAgra Sued for Misusing "100% Natural" Claim on Genetically Modified Oils

Food Safety News reports that ConAgra is being sued for the use of the "100% natural" claim on Wesson oil labels, when the products are actually made from genetically modified organisms. The complaint cites definition of GMOs from both Monsanto ("Plants or animals that have had their genetic makeup altered to exhibit traits that are not naturally theirs.") and the World Health Organization ("Organisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally.") to prove make its case. The specific products that the lawsuit takes issue with are Wesson's canola, vegetable, and corn oils, as well as its Best Blend product. More on the significance of the case from Food Safety News : What makes this lawsuit especially intriguing is its potentially far-ranging impact. According to the Center for Food Safety: "upwards of 70 percent of processed ...

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