GM Food Labeling and Regulations

Court rules “QR” codes alone unlawful for GMO food labeling

USDA ordered to revise the portions of its GMO labeling law that allow for QR code labeling and remove the option of QR codes alone on the package A U.S. District Court has held that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s decision to allow genetically engineered (GMO) foods to only be labeled with a “QR” […]

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Trump Administration’s USDA further weakens oversight of genetically engineered and gene edited crops

Majority will now receive no USDA oversight A majority of genetically engineered and gene edited plants now will escape any oversight on the part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture under revised regulations issued recently by the agency. Under the newly released regulations, the overwhelming majority of GE plant trials would not have to be reported […]

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New U.S. bioengineering (GMO) label in effect, but confusing for manufacturers and consumers

Jan. 1, 2020 marked the effective date for labeling food containing detectable genetically modified material—with full compliance required by Jan. 1, 2022. While some companies like General Mills have already begun voluntary labeling, the Department of Agriculture’s new instructions for compliance are not clear to manufacturers and retailers. The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard defines […]

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New GMO labeling rules are “huge victory for non-GMO”

Consumer confusion over new rules could benefit recognizable standards like the Non-GMO Project and certified organic

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DARKer Act: USDA’s new GMO labeling rule is an “insult to consumers”

New law exempts highly processed GMO-derived ingredients from labeling, allows use of complex, consumer-unfriendly QR codes, sets GMO threshold at 5 percent

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