Comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Regarding the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

Val Giddings August 15, 2017
August 15, 2017

Congress has tasked the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service with implementing a disclosure requirement for foods that contain "GM" ingredients. The stated objective is to inform without misleading consumers. But "GM" is a process, not an ingredient, and special interests are admittedly intent on misleading consumers and fomenting unfounded fears. This mandate necessarily requires numerous compromises and must tread a narrow path. ITIF analyzes the issues and provides suggestions on how best to implement the mandate.