While voters in California and Washington rejected ballot proposals requiring foods containing genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such, two dozen more states are expected to introduce labeling bills. Opponents of GM labeling laws have consequently responded by coming up with a plan to thwart consumers’ right to know what is in their food.
Earlier this month AGRA Watch reported on the Grocery Manufactures Association’s plan to label GMOs as “natural” and according to Food Democracy Now!, their plan is also set to “speed up approval for new GMO crops, limit the FDA and USDA’s ability to extend pre-market safety reviews and declare GMOs as ‘safe.'”
However, policy makers and concerned citizens are taking the labeling fight to the nation’s highest office. According to an article by Sustainable Pulse, more than 200 business and organizations have written to President Obama urging him to keep his 2007 campaign promise to label GMOs.
To find out more, please visit Food Democracy Now’s Labeling GMOs: America’s Right to Know!