Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) supports the national standard for GMO labeling, which avoids individual state laws that would place burdens on the agriculture and food industries.
GMO Labeling Update September 11, 2017
USDA released its study on providing consumers access to information via the National Bioengineered Disclosure Standard. This study will be used to guide labeling legislation and impact future bioengineering guidelines.
Status of the Federal GMO Labeling Law
On July 29, 2016 President Barack Obama signed into law a national GMO labeling requirement for food companies, pre-empting state labeling laws, such as the one in Vermont.
- The law directs the USDA to determine which foods will qualify for the label within the next two years.
- Food companies will have the option of on-package text, a USDA-created symbol or a website link to more information in the form of a QR code scanned by smart phones.