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New U.S. GMO Labeling Law is a Travesty

From the Organic and Non-GMO Report: “On January 1, 2022, the federal Bioengineered (BE) Food labeling law will take full effect. Under the BE labeling law, certain food products that are made with GMOs will require a disclosure of bioengineered ingredients.”

This deceptive and highly unpopular US “labeling law,” known formally as the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard or NBFDS, was rammed through Congress by Barack Obama in 2016 as a bi-partisan, biotech industry-friendly effort to stifle and coopt mandatory state GMO labeling laws such the law that passed in Vermont in 2014. It pretends to require mandatory labeling of GMOs, while still leaving consumers in the dark.

As the Organic and Non-GMO Report reports on the BE law: “However, this law is not nearly as comprehensive as either the state laws it is meant to replace nor the Non-GMO Project Standard. With a comparatively limited scope, categorical exemptions and inconsistent labeling requirements, the BE labeling law is insufficient to protect a consumer’s right to know what’s in their food.”

Learn more: New GMO Labeling Law Falls Far Short in Providing Transparency to Consumers