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On July 29, 2016, President Obama signed into law an Act amending the Agricultural Marketing at of 1946 which provides for a national bioengineered food disclosure standard. The FDA sent letters to Governor Cuomo explaining that under this new law there is no longer a need for state-specific labeling laws given that the Federal Government had set a uniform standard.

Click on the link below to see the letter.

USDA letter to New York on federal GMO labeling law

Facts about GMOs

  • GMO crops are not approved until they have been fully evaluated and deemed safe for human consumption and the environment by USDA, EPA and FDA.
  • Government mandates labels solely on the health and safety of the food prod
    uct, there is no scientific reason to label foods derived from biotech-improved crops.
  • The FDA retains responsibility for labeling because they have the expertise to properly implement changes in US food labeling.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has confirmed the safety of biotech foods/feed”… This report was published April 2012. –


The American Association of the Advancement of Science takes a strong stand against forced labeling:


There are several current efforts to require labeling of foods containing products derived from genetically modified crop plants, commonly known as GM crops or GMOs. These efforts are not driven by evidence that GM foods are actually dangerous. Indeed, the science is quite clear: crop improvement by the modern molecular techniques of biotechnology is safe. Rather, these initiatives are driven by a varietyof factors, ranging from the persistent perception that such foods are somehow “unnatural” and potentially dangerous to the desire to gain competitive advantage by legislating attachment of a label meant to alarm. Another misconception used as a rationale for labeling is that GM crops are untested…

Read the complete text here:

Click on ‘GMO Answers’ for more information about GMO crops and ask your own question.



Learned Societies and National Academies
Endorsing Safety of Genetically Modified Crops

 The scientific consensus on the safety of genetically modified crops is overwhelming.  Below is a list, not intended to be exhaustive, of learned societies and national academies around the world who have found that genetically modified crops are as safe as their conventional counterparts.  Following that is a listing of recently published papers on agricultural biotechnology.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Medical Association

American Society for Microbiology

There is no substantiated case of any adverse impact on human health, animal health or environmental health, so that’s pretty robust evidence, and I would be confident in saying that there is no more risk in eating GMO food than eating conventionally farmed food.”

Prof. Anne Glover, Chief Science Advisor to the European Commission, “No risk with GMO food, says EU chief scientific advisor,”

Australian Academy of Sciences

Brazilian Academy of Sciences

British Medical Association

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

European Commission

European Food Safety Authority

Federation of Animal Science Societies

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

French Academy of Science

Indian National Science Academy

Institute of Food Technologists

International Council for Science

International Union of Food Science and Technology

Italian National Academy of Science

Mexican Academy of Sciences

National Academies of Science (United States)

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Royal Society (United Kingdom)

World Health Organization

There are more than 600 peer-reviewed reports in the scientific literature which document the general safety and nutritional wholesomeness of GM foods and feeds. (See Biology Fortified’s GENetic Engineering Risk Atlas, GENERA for short.)