EU Court Sets High Bar for State Bans of GMO Crops

In a blow to EU nations seeking to ban or limit planting genetically modified crops within their borders, the European Court of Justice ruled Wednesday that can only happen if the GMO crops are scientifically proven to be a serious risk to health or the environment.

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‘Pope’s Hospital’ Put Children at Risk as It Chased Profits

An Associated Press investigation has found that Bambino Gesu (Baby Jesus) Pediatric Hospital, a cornerstone of Italy’s health care system, did indeed shift its focus in ways big and small under its past administration. Under leadership that governed from 2008 to 2015, the hospital expanded services and tried to make a money-losing Vatican enterprise turn a profit — and children sometimes paid the price.

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In Europe, Court Slaps at ‘Tofu Butter’ Labels

It’s not butter — believe it. The European Court of Justice took a no-nonsense approach to vegan-food substitutes Wednesday, barring companies from using terms like “cheese” or “cream” on nonanimal products.

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