Consumers See “Organic” and ‘non-GM’ Food Labels as Synonymous

first_img Previous articleWeather Keep Indiana Harvest DelayedNext articleDrivers Surpass 2 Billion Miles on E15 Hoosier Ag Today Consumers See “Organic” and ‘non-GM’ Food Labels as Synonymous Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Oct 31, 2017 SHARE A study by Florida State University shows consumers regularly mix up food labels. Florida State University’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences says consumers mix up foods labeled “organic” and “non-genetically modified” and that some view the two labels as the same. A national survey of more than 1,000 consumers gauged their willingness to pay for food labeled “genetically modified” versus “non-genetically modified.” In the study, when consumers looked at packages of granola bars labeled “non-GMO Project,” they were willing to spend 35 cents more than for the boxes that had text that read “contains genetically engineered ingredients.” With the “USDA Organic” label, consumers were willing to pay nine cents more. Meanwhile, consumers indicated they were willing to pay 35 cents more for apples labeled “non-GMO Project” and 40 cents more for apples labeled “USDA Organic.”Organizers say the results led them to conclude that consumers do not distinguish definitions of the two food labels. For example, the researchers say it is possible that a product labeled “Non-GMO Project Verified” more clearly communicates the absence of GM ingredients than a product labeled “USDA Organic.”Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Consumers See “Organic” and ‘non-GM’ Food Labels as Synonymous SHARElast_img read more

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Big international Interest in ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ – Mc Ginley

first_imgNews Google+ Big international Interest in ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ – Mc Ginley 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Previous articleMEP says Coveney isn’t doing enough to tackle fodder crisisNext articleEight objections to Inishowen prospecting application News Highland Junior Miniser Dinny McGinleyJunior Gaeltacht Minister Dinny Mc Ginley says the Wild Atlantic Way will be a major draw for tourists once it becomes established.The Donegal South West Deputy was speaking after returning from Malta, where he addressed a major tourism conference.The 2,500 km route which stretches from Inishowen to Kinsale in Cork includes 156 strategically placed discovery points for tourists, 34 of them in Donegal.Minister Mc Ginley says there was great interest in the route at the Malta conference……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/dinnysat.mp3[/podcast] 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Twittercenter_img WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest By News Highland – May 25, 2013 Pinterestlast_img read more

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Gov. Wolf Signs Two Bills into Law, Vetoes Flawed Telemedicine Bill, Releases Cross-Agency Guidance for Telehealth

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter April 29, 2020 Gov. Wolf Signs Two Bills into Law, Vetoes Flawed Telemedicine Bill, Releases Cross-Agency Guidance for Telehealthcenter_img Bill Signing,  Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf today signed into law two bills: House Bill 1869 allows for National Guard members called to active duty to be covered under the Heart and Lung Act if they contract COVID-19 while performing their duties, and House Bill 752 provides for the Game Commission to pay a fair market value for land in Allegheny County.Gov. Wolf also vetoed Senate Bill 857, a telemedicine bill that passed the Senate unanimously last year before being amended to an untenable version in the House.“I supported a prior printer’s number of the bill, but as amended in the House of Representatives, this legislation arbitrarily restricts the use of telemedicine for certain doctor-patient interactions,” Gov. Wolf said. “As amended, this bill interferes with women’s health care and the crucial decision-making between patients and their physicians.”The full veto memo can be found as a PDF here or on Scribd.In addition to the telemedicine bill veto, the governor released cross-agency guidance on telehealth, citing its importance as a health care delivery option during COVID-19 and as providing it pertains to his authority under the Disaster Declaration signed in early March.Given the potential for widespread transmission of COVID-19 across Pennsylvania and to limit its spread, many health care providers and patients are expanding use of telehealth rather than in-person health care services.Today, the governor announced cross-agency guidance on steps taken to ensure that patients in need of vital health care services are receiving them in a timely, appropriate manner. Multiple state agencies are involved in providing expanded telehealth services, including the departments of State, Health, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Human Services and the Insurance Department.The guidance, available as a PDF here or on Scribd, includes:Expanded Role of ProvidersExpanding Reimbursement for Telehealth ServicesTelehealth for Infant Toddler Early Intervention ProceduresTelehealth for Behavioral HealthTelehealth for Substance Use Disorder TreatmentView this information in Spanish.last_img read more

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