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USDA crafting rules to properly and promptly implement GMO labeling law

| | July 19, 2016
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Now that the GMO labeling bill has cleared Congress and is expected to be signed by the president, attention has turned to the Agriculture Department where groups on all sides of the issue are optimistic that the rules will be quickly crafted and get done before the change in administration. In anticipation of the passage of the bill, “a working group has already been established to begin the important work of crafting rules to properly and promptly implement the new law,” a USDA spokeswoman said . . .

. . . . Many [pro-labeling groups] feel that the legislation is too weak since it allows for QR code labeling, among other things. . . . Jim Leahy, a lobbyist for Citizens for GMO Labeling, . . .[said] “. . . . companies that don’t disclose are going to pay a price for that with consumers.” What Leahy and other groups are looking to do is get consumers to pressure companies to keep the labels on their packages. . .

Meanwhile, manufacturers have not necessarily made a decision on whether to keep the labels that went on products for Vermont. . . .

Read full, original post: GMO Labeling Round 3: USDA

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