The biotech company Monsanto, a major opponent of Washington state’s GMO-labeling Initiative 522, actually once supported the labeling of genetically engineered foods.
During the late 1990s, the biotech giant initiated an advertising campaign in the United Kingdom which supported the labeling of GMO foods. The news is significant because Monsanto is spending at least $4.2 million to try and defeat I-522, which if passed in November would make Washington the first state to require the labeling of GMO foods, as Off The Grid News previously reported.
When questioned recently about the genetically modified food labeling flip-flop, company spokesman Tom Helscher stated that the United Kingdom advertising did not support mandatory GMO labeling, but only the voluntary efforts of businesses to address what they felt were the concerns of their customers.
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