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In New National Labeling Standards, GMOs Are Now Called “Bioengineered”


The term “GMO” will no longer be used on food labels. A new national labeling standard requires that any food that’s been genetically modified to promote growth be described as “bioengineered.” The food industry has been preparing for this change for a long time. Congress passed a law in 2016 to create more transparency for consumers, but many groups have criticized the law and argued that it actually causes more confusion. Some foods that are often bioengineered are corn, canola, soybeans, potatoes and sugar beets. 

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