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Food Companies Get Until 2022 to Label Products With GMOs

(Jacob Bunge – Wall Street Journal)

U.S. food companies must label products containing genetically engineered ingredients by 2022, federal regulators said, a victory for manufacturers who pushed for more time before disclosing use of the controversial crops.

The new rules for labeling “bioengineered foods” also allow companies to skip labeling some ingredients, including refined sugars and corn syrups that often are made from genetically modified crops. That decision, outlined Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is a win for food makers that argued traces of genetic material from modified crops in those ingredients are eliminated during processing.

"This ensures clear information and labeling consistency for consumers about the ingredients in their food,” USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue said. Click here to read more.