When you purchase the Impossible Burger at the store, you might notice that the back of the package has a circular symbol that says “bioengineered.”
This symbol is in accordance with the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law, passed by Congress in July of 2016. It established a national mandatory standard for disclosing foods that are or may be bioengineered. The Impossible Burger contains two bioengineered ingredients: soy leghemoglobin and soy protein.
If this is the first time you’ve seen this symbol, you’re not alone: compliance with this law is voluntary until January 1, 2022. But we’re all about transparency, and we like to be ahead of the curve, so we’ve chosen to comply early. You’ll likely start to see this symbol on many other foods in the next few years.