The GLP is committed to full transparency. Download and review our 2019 Annual Report

The battle lines on food labeling

| | October 10, 2013
This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news, opinion and analysis of biotechnology innovation.

Washington state voters look ready to deliver the country’s first mandatory GMO labeling law with no strings attached early next month.

But the food and biotechnology industries are far from giving up in their battle against labeling requirements for food containing genetically modified organisms and, in fact, have several more arrows in their quill — including a bill to preempt all state laws.

The call for a law that requires foods to be labeled when they contain genetically engineered ingredients has been growing louder in recent years as the public has been subjected to a handful of controversial studies and worrisome reports about how bad health might be associated with the consumption of GMOs and the repeated message that the food industry has something to hide.

Read the full, original story here: “The battle lines on food labeling” 

News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
Optional. Mail on special occasions.

Send this to a friend