The Food and Drug Administration’s rejection of petitions to the White House for mandatory labeling of GMOs is “a victory for consumers and farmers alike,” according to AFBF President Bob Stallman.
“This administration has long been a champion for nutrition, and this action recognizes how biotechnology is changing the way we grow food — for the better,” Stallman said in a statement.
Earlier this week, FDA also placed its stamp of approval on a genetically engineered animal product, AquAdvantage Salmon. The agency’s action “is a milestone for expanding farmers’ and ranchers’ ability to produce nutritious food critical to a healthy diet,” Stallman said.
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