GMO Labeling News

Study: Non-GMO Project has greater influence on consumer purchases than GMO labeling

A study from Cornell University has found that the Non-GMO Project could benefit from the new National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS). Faculty members Aaron Adalja and Jura Liaukonyte examined sales data from cereal products in Vermont after the state enacted its own GMO labeling law in 2016. They found that consumer purchases of products made with GMOs […]

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New “Bioengineered” GMO labeling law denounced as weak, complicated, and full of loopholes

The new U.S. GMO labeling law, called the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS), took effect on January 1st and was widely criticized by both opponents and supporters of GMO foods. Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of the Center for Food Safety, which filed the lawsuit said: “These regulations are not about informing the public but […]

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New “Bioengineered” (BE) food standard may cause confusion about non-GMO and GMO foods

Just as Americans were learning to distinguish genetically modified organisms (GMOs) from non-GMO ingredients, the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard will likely muddy the waters, making it harder for consumers to identify what they’re eating. Manufacturers also are challenged, as the BE standard conflicts with requirements for Non-GMO Project verification. By January 1, 2022, bioengineered […]

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Consumers Brands group requests delay on GMO labeling compliance, citing supply chain issues

Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the Consumer Brands Association, urged the Biden administration to delay the compliance date for food companies to complete labeling of GM foods, due to disruption of supply chains during COVID. The mandatory compliance date is Jan. 1, 2022; regulated entities may comply voluntarily until Dec. 31, 2021. The USDA […]

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New labeling rule paves way for GM salmon to enter US market

With introduction of the United States Department of Agriculture’s final ruling on labeling of GMOs, GM salmon may soon officially enter the market. AquaBounty’s GM salmon is awaiting labeling guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration—although “there is no assurance at the moment that will occur,” said Dave Conley, AquaBounty spokesman. The USDA’s ruling on […]

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