GM food-labeling fight may be shifting to legislatures

| | November 7, 2013
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The battle to label genetically engineered foods won’t be stalled by the defeat of Washington Initiative 522, but the arena is shifting to legislatures across the country…

Jon Entine, executive director of the Genetic Literacy Project at George Mason University, said labeling proposals are more likely to succeed in legislatures than in statewide votes.

Rather than face a patchwork of different laws, companies might support a national labeling system like in the U.K, where GE ingredients are listed along with all others on the back of packaging. But anti-GE groups in the U.S. want a label on the front and don’t seem willing to compromise, Entine said.

Read the full, original story here: “Food-labeling supporters say fight is moving to statehouses” 

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