September 29, 2020
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has posted additional “Feed Your Mind” consumer education materials. Developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency and launched earlier this year, “Feed Your Mind” is a consumer education initiative to provide science-based information on genetically engineered foods, commonly called GMOs or genetically modified organisms.
The new materials include:
- Two videos
- Four new fact sheets
- Spanish translations of the fact sheets and infographics
As part of the initiative, the Science and Our Food Supply: Exploring Food Agriculture and Biotechnology high school curriculum is available for the 2020-2021 school year. This supplementary curriculum includes science-based lesson plans to introduce an in-depth understanding of the science behind genetically engineered plants.
Funding for “Feed Your Mind” was provided by Congress in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 to conduct “consumer outreach and education regarding agricultural biotechnology and biotechnology derived food products and animal feed, including through publication and distribution of science-based educational information on the environmental, nutritional, food safety, economic, and humanitarian impacts of such biotechnology, food products, and feed.” Additional funds were provided through 2018 and 2019 Appropriations bills.
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