The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects to release a notice of proposed rulemaking for GMO labeling regulations before the end of this year. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack also said the USDA will release a request for proposal for a study on the effectiveness of electronic communications of GMO information. Pro Farmer’s First Thing Today says the study is mandated by law and the RFP will come out in October. Vilsack hopes the study is complete by the summer of 2017, saying to the department’s Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture, “We’re very committed to getting this done in the time frame that Congress directed.”
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.