GMO Labeling Rule Faces Challenges

Kelly MarshallGovernment, Labeling

Many ag organizations put in multiple hours to pass the Labeling Law this summer, but now a new executive order aimed at reducing regulations may create additional challenges to the final release of these rules.  The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) was working on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to get feedback on the best way to handle the new law when the ANPR was withdrawn by the new administration, along with other actions that were in progress at the end of Obama’s term.

Although it is unclear how the current situation will affect the final outcome of the law, the confirmation of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture should offer more direction.