Is the USDA’s GMO-free certification program an attempt to kill comprehensive genetically modified labeling initiatives?
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced last month that the Department of Agriculture will create a voluntary certification program for food products that claim to be free of genetically modified ingredients. A USDA “Process Verified” label will be awarded to products that request and meet certification.
Whether or not the certified products will carry a “non-GMO” label is unclear at this point. (more…)