Mandatory Labeling of Foods with GMOs

April 23, 2014

A law that would make Vermont the first U.S. state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, received final approval from state lawmakers. This bill requires foods containing GMOs sold at retail outlets to be labeled as having been produced or partially produced with “genetic engineering.” The Vermont bill also makes it illegal to describe any food product containing GMOs as “natural” or “all natural.” 

The developers of genetically modified crops and the $360 billion U.S. packaged food industry are pushing for passage of a bill in Congress that would nullify any state law to require labeling of foods made with such crops.

Reference:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/23/us-usa-gmo-labeling-idUSBREA3M1WF20140423

 

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