Local and National Campaigns Demanding Genetically Modified Food Labeling
Why Label Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs)?
The European Union, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Russia and China have created laws requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods, and over 90 percent of Americans want GMO foods labeled. (1)
Sixty to 70 percent of processed foods available in American grocery stores contain genetically modified ingredients;(2) a majority of non-organic meat has been raised on GMO corn and soybeans.
GMO Labeling Law Passed in Connecticut
From our blog: Connecticut’s House of Representatives passed a law that mandates that food containing GM ingredients will be labeled. Yes, there is a trigger clause which requires that four other states must pass similar legislation and that the states represent a population of 20 million people or more. Yes, the bill is slightly watered down and a stricter law would be more effective – but it would not have passed. However, this legislation is a thrilling step in the right direction. With the number of states around the country that have GMO-labeling movements and have already drafted GMO labeling bills (though they have all failed), it is clear that the momentum has shifted toward consumer rights and honest labeling. Read more>