Organic industry bitterly split over newly signed GMO label law


“Organic Traitors Team Up with Monsanto and [Grocery Manufacturers Association] on DARK Act,” reads a recent headline from Ronnie Cummins, director of the organic industry-funded Organic Consumers Association. . . . Cummins leads OCA’s lobbying toward “a global moratorium on genetically engineered foods and crops.”

Condemning supporters of the GMO-labeling bill passed earlier this month, which requires food companies to tell consumers whether there are genetically engineered ingredients in their products, Cummins and others in his camp make clear that the bill’s requirements don’t suffice. That’s because although the bill. . . federally mandates labeling of foods containing GMOs, companies don’t necessarily need to stamp “produced with genetic engineering” on the package, allowing either a direct label, a link to a web site or a phone number or smartphone-scannable QR code that provides more information.

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In his ire over the bill, Cummins wrote, “Whole Foods CEO Walter Robb joined his friends at Stonyfield, Smucker’s and Organic Valley in selling out the American food movement,” adding, “shut up and eat your Frankenfoods.”

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: Organic Leaders Turn On Whole Foods And Each Other Over GMO Labeling Bill