Lawsuit waits for FDA to decide if GMO counts as 'all natural'

06/19/2013 | FoodNavigator

A California judge has stalled a lawsuit against Mission tortilla chips for claiming to be "all natural" despite including GMOs in order to give the FDA time to clearly define what belongs in "all natural" products, though both plaintiff and defendant are skeptical of the ruling. "The FDA has repeatedly declined to define or clarify the term 'natural' when asked to do so, and courts across the country have declined to apply the primary jurisdiction doctrine as a direct result of the FDA's inaction on this very issue," stated the plaintiff's lawyers.

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