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GMO Labeling Law: The Good And The Bad

October 5, 2016

Growing Produce

By John Keeling

October 2, 2016

President Obama signed S. 764 at the end of July, making mandatory disclosure of bioengineered food the law nationwide and shifting the focus to the rulemaking process. S. 764 is compromise legislation, endorsed by the National Potato Council (NPC), and crafted by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and ranking member Debbie Stabenow.

The legislation establishes federal preemption on food labeling and includes a variety of options for meeting mandatory disclosure including text, symbol, or electronic digital link. Now that the push to pass this legislation has elapsed, NPC has been able to more deeply analyze the good and the bad of this compromise legislation.

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