Lawsuit could have meaning for GMO salmon

2018-01-10T03:40:49-05:00September 3rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Author: Undercurrent News

AquaBounty, the creators of a genetically modified breed of salmon, will no doubt watch very closely the outcome of a lawsuit filed in a California federal court against the Trump administration.

The Center for Food Safety (CFS) charges in the lawsuit that the US Department of Agriculture and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue violated the GMO labeling law Congress passed in 2016 by not making the deadline for a study on consumer acceptance of “electronic and digital disclosures” for genetically engineered foods, as opposed to on-package text. The study was required to be finished by July 2017 with an opportunity for public participation, CFS notes.

The law also requires United States Department of Agriculture to establish federal standards for labeling genetically engineered food by July 2018.