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The standard defines bioengineered foods as those containing detectable genetic material that has been modified through lab techniques and may not be created through conventional breeding or found in nature. Implementation of the standard begins Jan. 1, 2020, or Jan. 1, 2021, for small food manufacturers. The mandatory compliance date is Jan. 1, 2022. Regulated entities may voluntarily comply with the standard until Dec. 31, 2021.
Certain products made from the 13 bioengineered crops and foods on the U.S.D.A.’s list do not require labeling. The list of bioengineered foods are alfalfa, canola, corn, cotton, potato, salmon (AquAdvantage), soybean, squash, sugarbeet and certain varieties of apple, eggplant, papaya and pineapple.
“For refined foods that are derived from bioengineered crops, no disclosure is required if the food does not contain detectable modified genetic material,” according to the advance Federal Register notice. As such, refined beet sugar, soybean oil and corn sweeteners, all mostly from bioengineered seed, would not need to be labeled as a bioengineered ingredient under the new rule. Adequate testing must have been performed to prove that there was no detectable material, though.
originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: r0xor
I wouldn't go that far, however we are in a race to the bottom, embracing gmo will certainly speed up that decline.
You don't really think any of this is accidental do you.
originally posted by: Melen
Almost all of the food we eat on this planet is genetically modified.
originally posted by: BlueJacket
There is a huge difference between hybridization and gene splicing.
GMO soy is round up ready, have you seen any news of late regarding roundup?
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: tanstaafl
one question :
what is your opinion on red grapefruit [ or other mutagenic GMO s ] ?????????????