Tag Archives: Food Labels

USDA Testimony Sparks Debate Over Allowing Gene Editing for Food Labeled as Organic

The National Organic Program (NOP) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) works with the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) to develop standards involving the production, handling, and processing of ingredients that may be used in products bearing the label “USDA organic.”  Under the current requirements for organic labeling, genetic engineering is a prohibited method … Continue Reading

New Arkansas Law Defines Rice, Beef, Pork, and Meat

Arkansas recently joined the states that prohibit marketing a product as “meat” if it is not derived from livestock or poultry. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed HB 1407, titled, “To Require Truth in Labeling of Agriculture Product Are Edible by Humans,” into law (Act 501) last month. Significantly, Arkansas Act 501, also bans manufacturers from … Continue Reading

New Research Finds Food “Process” Labels Can Stigmatize Conventionally Produced Foods

A paper recently published in the journal Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy explores how labels identifying the process in which food is produced positively and negatively influences consumer behavior.  More specifically, the researchers analyzed more than 90 academic studies on how consumers respond to food processing labels.  The study includes a list of common process labels, available … Continue Reading
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