ITIF Files Petition to Ban Non-GMO Labels

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a science and technology think tank, filed a Citizen Petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prohibit the use of non-GMO labels. The group claims that the non-GMO label "deceives consumers through false and misleading claims about foods, food ingredients and their health and safety characteristics." ITIF Senior Fellow Val Giddings also said that such labels, initiated by the Non-GMO Project, is an act of misbranding under the law, thus they are calling on the FDA to act against the confusion spread by these false claims.

Read the Citizen Petition for more details.


This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)

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