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GE Labeling Coming Soon?

July 11, 2018

Remember the DARK Act (Deny Americans the Right to Know Act) Congress passed in 2016? The government called it the “Safe and Affordable Food Act.” The Comment Period on Regulations implementing GE labeling on foods closed on July 3, with 14,000 comments. USDA must produce a final GE labeling regulation by the end of July, but as opposed to a well-defined Rule, USDA proposed a range of alternatives, including changing the label from GE, GMO or Genetically Engineered to Bioengineered, putting a smiley face on a logo, or not putting the label on the package, but on an electronic code. See NOFA-NY’s comments here.