National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition:

"New 'bioengineered' labeling rule will cause further confusion"

The new year may seem off to a sluggish start with the partial government shutdown stalling programs and delaying implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill, but there is some new news out there. At the end of 2018, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) highly anticipated “GMO” labeling rule was officially morphed into a “bioengineered” labeling rule, and now that rule is finalized.

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) advocated for a final rule on the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard that would uphold the integrity of labeling claims and increase marketplace transparency. "Unfortunately, the final rule for a National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard fails to provide an accurate and transparent message about which foods contain genetic engineering or genetically modified organisms (GMOs)", the NSAC states.

Read on to find out why the NSAC finds the new rule to be confusing.

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