Video: Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on ‘troubling trend’ of misleading food labels

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Former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (right) talks with Tim Mies, director of the UI Energy Farm, in 2015. (Photo: Darrell Hoemann/The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting)

There’s been a lot of talk about the mandatory GMO disclosure law passed by the US Congress in 2016.

The latest clip in our interview with former US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack addresses the motivation behind the law and how it will affect consumers.

He discusses the need for “self-policing” in the marketplace, highlighting the prevalence of labels that incorrectly suggest the product is healthier or safer because it doesn’t contain certain foods or ingredients.

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: A conversation with Tom Vilsack, Pt 3: GMO disclosure law

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