Thursday, January 30, 2014

There is no stopping the GMO labeling movement, admits mainstream media

(NaturalNews) It is a war for the truth, and writer Laura Parker seems to think that the people are winning it. Awareness about the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is clearly on the rise nationwide, and in the midst of this knowledge boon comes the admission by some in the mainstream media that mandatory GMO labeling is no longer a question of if, but of when.

Numerous states have attempted to pass GMO labeling legislation in recent years, but only a few have been successful. Both California and Washington come to mind, as voters narrowly rejected two pieces of legislation, Proposition 37 in California and Initiative 522 in Washington, that would have required full disclosure of GMO ingredients in foods sold at the retail level. The states of Maine and Connecticut, on the other hand, recently passed their own respective GMO labeling bills.

While all this is going on, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), as we recently reported, is on the move to put a stop to all the labeling momentum. The pro-GMO lobbying group is in the process of submitting legislation that would make all other GMO labeling laws voluntary rather than mandatory. This same legislation would preempt any and all state laws that contradict the federal position on GMOs, according to

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