Food Labeling News
According to a recent NY Times poll, 90% of Americans polled think that products containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) should be labelled as such. The Center for Food Safety, which tracks such things, says much of the developed world already has label laws on the books.
It took a $46-million infusion of campaign cash from Monsanto, DuPont and other agribusiness giants to narrowly defeat the California initiative that would have imposed mandatory labeling. Vermont did succeed in passing mandatory labeling for consumers.
Now, Monsanto and other corporations in the the food industry are preparing to launch a lawsuit against the state of Vermont claiming this law violates their right to free speech, by forcing disclosure of GMOs.
Consumers want to know what’s in their food. Food producers don’t want to disclose that information. Vermont is taking on a very well funded group of corporations in defending the rights of consumers.
This could set a very important legal precedent.
If knowing what products have GMO ingredients is important to you, here is another opportunity for you to weigh in. Add your voice to the cause.