The following is an edited excerpt.
The Agriculture Department has approved a label for meat and liquid egg products that includes a claim about the absence of genetically engineered products.
It is the first time that the department, which regulates meat and poultry processing, has approved a non-G.M.O. label claim, which attests that meat certified by the Non-GMO Project came from animals that never ate feed containing genetically engineered ingredients like corn, soy and alfalfa.
The U.S.D.A. vetted the Non-GMO Project’s standards, requirements and auditing processes before giving its approval.
Read the full story here: U.S. Approves a Label for Meat From Animals Fed a Diet Free of Gene-Modified Products
This first-of-it’s-kind decision by the U.S. Agriculture Department is part of a string of GM-labeling legislative efforts. One of the first states to adopt — provisionally — a GM-labeling law was Connecticut:
- “Connecticut passes GMO labeling law… sort of,” Biofortified Blog
A story about the fear and confusion that happened when a GM warning label showed up on Kraft macaroni and cheese in Britain:
- “A Suspect Food Warning in Britain Spreads an Alarm,” New York Times