GMO changed to ‘BE’ the new label launch may cost more than feds yearly spend on food safety

The congress adopted a new mandatory label for foods requiring food manufacturers to label food for retail sales to include information about bioengineered (BE) food and food ingredients. This new requirement will cost in the first year to the food industry and ultimately consumers $600 million to $3.5 billion. The ongoing costs, though, would be less at $114 million to $225 million each year. The National Academy of Sciences reported that genetically engineered (GE) food is as safe to eat as non-GE food. @ https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2018/05/be-label-launch-may-cost-more-than-feds-yearly-spend-on-food-safety/#.Ww7U9EgvyM8" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2018/05/be-label-launch-may-cost-more-than-feds-yearly-spend-on-food-safety/#.Ww7U9EgvyM8
'BE' label launch may cost more than feds yearly spend on food safety | Food Safety News

Remember all that noise not long ago that went on for years about labeling genetically engineered foods, aka GMOs? Four big states put the idea to voters, who all rejected it. Then little Vermont passed a single state law that might have become the national standard by default. But finally, Congress stepped in and turned… Continue Reading

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