\ December 22, 2015 /
This is Part II of a III part series.
GMO labeling issue will be coming to a head in 2016 on a number of fronts:
Vermont's mandatory labeling bill, which is being appealed, is set to go into effect in July.
Congress is debating whether to supercede the Vermont law and other state-by-state initiatives by passing a measure with agreed-upon voluntary guidelines.
The Grocery Manufacturer's Association has launched what it calls a "SmartLabel" initiative to voluntarily put bar code labels on foods, which would disclose a laundry list of information, from nutrition facts to the source of foods to breeding techniques--including the use of genetic engineering.
Anti-GMO and pro-labeling organizations--most of which are the same groups, as biotechnology opponents--view labeling as a means to the end of removing foods with GM ingredients from the marketplace, and are using their opposition to the recently-approved AquaBounty GM salmon to stir public concern.
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