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Don't be fooled: GMO foods will now be labeled "bioengineered" under new rule taking e

•, by: JD Heyes

GMO foods will now be labeled "bioengineered" under — ironically — "new food disclosure rules" in the U.S. that took effect on New Year's Day, because renaming something that has long been associated with negative outcomes is only called "disclosure" by a globalist deep state.

As reported by The Epoch Times, food manufacturers were given until Jan. 1 to comply with the new rules, which were actually formulated and issued under the Trump administration. But his hand was forced by a law passed by Congress during Barack Obama's last year in office creating "a national standard for disclosing foods that are or may be bioengineered."

The national standard "avoids a patchwork state-by-state system that could be confusing to consumers," said then-Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who served under Trump.

Again, a 'national standard' now means individual states or localities who want to continue using the more familiar 'GMO' label will now be prohibited from doing so. And while "bioengineered" seems to be an accurate term, it will no doubt be 'lost in the shuffle' as Americans who were accustomed to seeing the other term could wind up being confused by the new one.

Fortunately, there are groups out there who have not only objected to the change but have also filed court action to stop it, including the Center for Food Safety, which says the labeling requirements will only confound consumers.