Nationwide Mandatory GMO Labeling Looms For Supplements, Food
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
The bill would pre-empt state laws for labeling of genetically modified products, requiring USDA to establish “a national mandatory bioengineered food disclosure standard with respect to any bioengineered” as well as any relevant requirements and procedures USDA determines necessary.
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Supplement and food firms should "check to see if any ingredients they use may be affected or potentially contaminated by genetically engineered bio-synthesized ingredients,” said Jim Thomas, scientist and co-founder of ETC Group. Biotechnologies have emerged to yield ingredients for clean label products with organisms raised in ecosystems developed from processes that involve genetic engineering.
American Chinese Medicine Association no longer markets OTC cancer treatments online; Health Management Group warned on quality control; American Herbal Products Association recommends revisions to USDA's proposed bioengineered food disclosure standard; Kill Cliff adds Ignite “clean energy"; and Nutrisystem has Essentials daily vitamin packs for its namesake weight-loss program and Vita Packs for South Beach Diet brand.
Labeling advocates at Natural Products Expo East vow to maintain fight against GMOs by encouraging companies against GMO use. Just Label It! and the Non-GMO Project reps say they also will seek to provide input to USDA in drafting labeling rules.