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USDA to Release Final ‘Bioengineered' Food Labeling Standard

December 12, 2018

After a comment period of two years, the rule that requires companies to label genetically modified foods is being finalized. The White House Office of Management and Budget approved the Obama-era legislation industry site IEG Policy reports, marking its last step before publishing.

According to the US Department of Agriculture, the new standard is expected to increase consumer confidence and understanding, but will not affect any advantages in human health or the environment. When the proposal was released, several environmental groups commented that the design and language might confuse the consumers. Thus, a new and improved design was proposed to be starting in 2020.

Read more from the Genetic Literacy Project.