Drumbeat for GM labeling getting louder

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ORLANDO, FLA. – Connie Tipton, president and chief executive officer of the International Dairy Foods Association, urged food and beverage manufacturers to not rest on their laurels following the defeat of Proposition 37, legislation that would have required the labeling of bioengineered foods sold in California, this past November. Ms. Tipton spoke Jan. 28 at the I.D.F.A.’s annual Dairy Forum meeting.

“The drumbeat for G.M.O. (genetically modified organism) labeling is as loud as ever and proponents are taking their show on the road,” she said. “They are training their eyes on other states, such as Washington, Vermont, New Mexico, Connecticut and Rhode Island, and even cities to pursue similar ballot initiatives. Moreover, they learned from their mistakes. We anticipate that these new initiatives will be better written with a better ground game to push them forward.”

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