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Just south of Hermann, Mo., Swiss Meat and Sausage Co. processes 2 million pounds of meat a year — everything from cattle to hogs to buffalo to elk.
And everything gets a label.
“No antibiotics added, raised without added hormones, all natural, minimally processed,” Glenn Brandt, the production manager for Swiss Meat, reads from a hefty roll of hickory smoked beef sausage stickers.
What this label does not indicate, however, is whether or not the sausage contains genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.
“The Non-GMO label is such a gray area as far as labeling — what you can say and what you can’t say,” Brandt said.
But that gray area is quickly becoming more colorful.
Read the full article here: GMO labeling laws on deck in the Midwest