Mari Stull
Grocery Manufacturers of America, Inc.

Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) contends that foods enhanced through biotechnology with recombinant DNA or rDNA-derived traits should not be labeled differently from other foods; however, it supports voluntary labeling when truthful and not misleading. This paper details criteria to ensure proper labeling, including defining and monitoring the use of avoidance terms such as “GMO-free” and addressing problems associated with applying threshold levels.

Key words: Biotechnology; Codex; food labeling; genetically modified organisms (GMOs); recombinant DNA (rDNA).