USDA to Release Final ‘Bioengineered' Food Labeling StandardDecember 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.
Biotech Updates is a weekly newsletter of ISAAA, a not-for-profit organization. It is distributed for free to over 22,000 subscribers worldwide to inform them about the key developments in biosciences, especially in biotechnology. Your support will help us in our mission to feed the world with knowledge. You can help by donating as little as $10.
See more articles:
News from Around the World
- Nobel Laureates: Fear of GM Crops Prevents Society from Benefiting from the Technology
- WRI Report Says GMOs and Gene Editing Can Help Improve Crop Breeding to Boost Yields to Feed the World
- Alliance for Science Ghana Calls for Passage of Plant Breeders' Bill into Law
- USDA to Release Final ‘Bioengineered' Food Labeling Standard
- Report Highlights USDA Technology Innovations
- Biotech Cotton in Pakistan Reached Highest Adoption in 2017
- OECD Study Provides New and Detailed Evidence on Market Concentration in Seed and GM Technology
- Aarhus University Researchers Release New Insights in Rust Resistance in Wheat
- Plants as Antifungal Factories
- Transgenic Pm3e Wheat Show High Resistance to Powdery Mildew
- International Research Team Finds Novel Function of Plant Hormone Jasmonic Acid
- International Conference on Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture
- Updated ISAAA Infographics: Do you know where biotech crops are grown?
- Researchers Discover Mechanism Disrupting CRISPR-Cas9
- CRISPR-Cas9 Reveals Role of SlPHO1;1 in Phosphate Nutrition of Tomato Seedlings
Read the latest:
- Biotech Updates (September 27, 2023)
- Gene Editing Supplement (September 27, 2023)
- Gene Drive Supplement (February 22, 2023)
Subscribe to BU: