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U.S. Appeals Court Reverses GM Milk Labelling Rules

1:30 AM MDT | October 12, 2010 | Alex Scott

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned key portions of the state of Ohio’s labelling requirements for milk produced from cows free of recombinant bovine growth hormone, often referred to as rbGH or rbST. The FDA approved the genetically modified milk, but left it largely up to states to decide how the issue would be dealt with on product labels. Ohio regulators had required that milk sold as “rbGH free” or “rbST free” state that: “The FDA has determined that no significant difference has been shown between milk derived from...

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