Food Labeling

Library of Congress

The United States does not have any federal legislation that is specific to genetically modified organisms (GMOs).  GMOs are regulated in the United States under the Coordinated Framework for Regulation of Biotechnology, published in 1986, pursuant to previously existing statutory authority regulating conventional products, with a focus on the nature of the products rather than the process in which they are produced. 

USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service

The Standard defines bioengineered foods as those that contain detectable genetic material that has been modified through certain lab techniques and cannot be created through conventional breeding or found in nature.

HHS, Food and Drug Administration

The Health Educator’s Nutrition Toolkit is designed to help health educators, dietitians, physicians, other health care and nutrition professionals, social workers, youth counselors, and program directors teach consumers about the Nutrition Facts label and how to use the information it provides to make healthier food choices.

HHS, Food and Drug Administration

Boost your knowledge of food labels and labeling terms, learn what health claims on labels mean, and find educational materials on how food labels can help in making the best food choices to promote good health.

HHS, Food and Drug Administration

 

Learn about USDA's National Organic Program, how organic food is produced, and what it means when foods are labeled as organic or containing organic ingredients.