While President Obama signed into law a labeling provision disclosure for bioengineered foods, amending the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.), that is all up for grabs with the new administration. The Trump Administration’s latest executive orders have effectively prevented the USDA from putting GMO food labeling rules into effect.
From the final rule on sanitary transportation being submitted, to even more big companies labeling their GMOs, below are a few interesting reads from this week:
From the split vote via the Senate on GMO labeling to General Mills' announcement on labeling its product's GMO ingredients, below are a few interesting reads from this week:
We all care about the safety of our food, its nutritional value, its availability (or scarcity), and its cost to us and the environment. Because of that, much of the food debate and its issues have shifted to rapidly evolving mediums, which can cause dialogue fragmentation and the occasional lack of context.
Vermont has paved the way for other states in the country when it comes to GMO labeling, becoming the first state to make such labeling mandatory (for now) without any "trigger clauses" or requirements that surrounding states pass similar laws.
One topic that just can’t seem to stay out of the news lately is the debate over mandatory GMO labeling. Is it a good thing for consumers? Is it a bad idea for manufacturers that use GMOs in their products? It’s tough to lean towards one side or the other.
GMOs, FSMA and menu labeling are all hot topics right now in the world of food policy and regulation. To further discuss the latest updates, we sat down with Baylen Linnekin, Executive Director for Keep Food Legal, Adjunct Professor at George Mason School of Law, and Columnist at Reason, to explore his take on a few of these key issues.
Voters made their way to the polls last week to cast their votes on a number of initiatives and public figures. Of specific importance to food manufacturers were Colorado's Proposition 105 and Oregon's Measure 92, which, if passed, would require mandatory labeling of all products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Of the numerous items on the ballot this election day, some could have a direct effect on members of the food industry in Colorado and Oregon. Both of these states have ballot initiatives that, if passed, would require the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Whether you support or oppose GMO labeling, there’s no doubt that the issue is complex and requires a closer look.
In the October 2014 issue of Consumer Reports, the question was posed: what is natural, and what does it mean on a food label? Seems this question is on a lot of people's minds these days. To gain insight into the intricacies of this issue, the Consumer Reports National Research Center recently conducted a national survey of more than 1,000 Americans.