Big food’s most recent attempt to keep consumers in the dark, a bill that would prevent states from adopting Genetically Engineered food labeling laws, has been analyzed in a new report by the Center for Food Safety.
Because of legislation in the states, such as the recent Vermont law that would require the labeling of genetically engineered foods, the Grocery Manufacturers Association has introduced a bill that would block all states from enacting their own GE food labeling laws. If passed, this bill would make “voluntary labeling” the law of the land. The same voluntary labeling policy has been in place for 13 years, and unsurprisingly, it does not appear that a single company has volunteered to label their GE foods. It is clear that the continuation of this policy would not produce the labeling that the vast majority of consumers demand.
Please read the Center for Food Safety’s report to understand why CFS encourages Americans to urge Congress to drop this bill.