USDA Questions the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

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As part of the Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food (CFSAF), the National Corn Growers Association responded to questions from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS) on the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard.

USDA-AMS is working to develop regulations to implement the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law. In response to a series of questions posed by AMS, the coalition achieved a strong consensus on a broad range of topics critical to the successful implementation of the law.

NCGA, as a part of CFSAF, believes that its responses to questions posed by AMS also fulfill a number of goals originally set out in the law. These recommendations:
  • Foster consumers’ access to information about the food they eat.
  • Provide continued access to a nutritious, affordable and sustainable food supply.
  • Ensure that farmers and ranchers have access to the technologies that provide numerous environmental and sustainability benefits.
  • Adhere to Congress’ intention that USDA implement a disclosure standard for marketing purposes that respects the strong scientific consensus on the safety of bioengineered food.

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