Trump Administration likely to re-examine implementation of federal GMO labeling law

| | December 15, 2016
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The Trump administration will focus on regulatory relief in its early days in office, said two farm-policy hands, who pointed to EPA’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule as a prime example of federal over-reach. Chuck Conner, of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, said President-elect Trump will be forceful in rolling back regulations, and Dale Moore, of the American Farm Bureau Federation, said the regulatory burden saps farmers’ bottom lines.

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…Moore rattled off half a dozen areas where the Trump administration should provide regulatory relief in its first months in office: WOTUS; restrictions on land use under the Endangered Species Act; … proposed rules on treatment of livestock on organic farms; and implementation of the GMO-disclosure law enacted in July.

“We want something that is going to work,” Moore said, referring to the law that will require foodmakers to disclose when GMO ingredients are used. The law allows use of a symbol, a bar code or wording on the package, and it pre-empts state GMO food-label laws.

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