This past year President Obama signed a bill to establish a national disclosure standard for bioengineered foods. While the new law establishes a general framework for labeling foods, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) now has less than two years to develop specific regulations about how these disclosures should be implemented.
Learn more about the public process that is just beginning and what some of the key considerations like “thresholds”, “highly refined ingredients” and “processing aids” mean when disclosing genetically engineered ingredients and using claims like “non-GMO. Case studies are used to illustrate concepts and facilitate a lively discussion.
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