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USDA to publish draft of GMO labeling rule this fall

USDA to publish draft of GMO labeling rule this fall

By Elaine Watson

USDA will publish a draft of its proposed federal GMO labeling rule in the fall of this year (which will be subject to public comment) and says it is “working hard to meet the schedule in order to issue a final rule on the law in July 2018.”

Vanilla shenzhenica is a species of vanilla orchid

China

Scientists sequence the vanilla genome

By RJ Whitehead

Chinese scientists have completed the genome sequencing of Vanilla shenzhenica, giving way to hopes that a synthetic version of the world’s second most expensive spice.