Expert Analysis:
Policy

June 24, 2016

UPDATE: Congress passes mandatory labeling bill for genetically engineered foods

Congress has passed a bipartisan bill that will require mandatory disclosure of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients. It will supersede the Vermont labeling law that went into effect July 1st. Continue reading

May 17, 2016

National Academies report looks at 30 years of GE crops, advocates changes to regulation

The National Academies has published a wide-ranging assessment of the impact of genetically engineered crops. The report recommends U.S. regulations need to focus on individual products, not the process by which they were made. Continue reading

April 18, 2016

How should gene-edited crops be regulated? National Academies meeting seeks answers

On Monday, April 18 the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are holding their first meeting to consider the regulation of future biotechnology products, including gene-edited crops. Continue reading

March 16, 2016

Senate vote on bill for labeling genetically engineered food

The U.S. Senate vote today on a bill that would set a national standard for voluntary labeling of genetically engineered foods. The bill would block states from passing labeling laws unless they comply with the voluntary standard. Continue reading

January 27, 2016

Nature Genetics editorial: gene-edited crops ‘should not be subject to government oversight’

An editorial in Nature Genetics has called for gene-edited crops to be subject to no more regulation than crops developed through conventional breeding. The Obama administration has launched a review of regulation for biotech crops, and the editorial calls for regulation to be based on the product, not the technology used to make it. Continue reading

December 18, 2015

Will the spending bill require GE salmon to be labeled?

The government spending bill expected to be passed by Congress on Friday would prohibit any sale of the recently approved genetically engineered salmon until the Food and Drug Administration has finalized its guidelines on labeling. GENeS reached out to biotechnology law experts to find out exactly what the bill would mean for labeling of GE salmon. Continue reading