Center for Food Safety calls for court decision on GE labeling delay
Published: October 4, 2018
Category: GMO Labeling News, The Organic & Non-GMO Report Newsletter
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) recently filed a motion for summary judgment on its federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for failing to issue the genetically engineered food disclosure law by the mandatory deadline of July 19, 2018. Congress gave USDA two years after the 2016 GE labeling law was passed to draft and issue new labeling rules, but USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue missed the deadline.
“The American people have waited more than two years for USDA to issue mandatory GE labeling rules,” said George Kimbrell, CFS legal director. “It’s unfortunate that we have to take it to court to force USDA to do its job and give consumers the labeling rules they voted for, but it seems that’s the only method the Trump administration’s USDA will respond to. It’s our hope that the Court can get Trump’s USDA on a timeline it will actually follow with enforced deadlines.”
The USDA recently announced it would unveil the final labeling law by December 1.
Source: Center for Food Safety, Politico
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