Labeling food containing genetically modified ingredients might be a federal issue at some point, but the states are not done with it yet. Next month, two state capitals within easy earshot of the major media outlets – Albany, NY, and Annapolis, MD – are going to be holding public hearings on serious GMO labeling bills.
Until those states and others make their own decisions, it’s unlikely that labeling advocates are going to want to turn decisions on the matter over to the much-maligned U.S. Congress.
Moving the GMO battle to Washington, D.C., is the idea of the powerful Grocery Manufacturers Association. It has enlisted 28 food and agricultural organizations to help persuade Congress to preempt the states with federal legislation making GMO labeling a more prescribed, but largely voluntary, pursuit.
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