GMO labeling policy for foods is under intense development. Countries are choosing mandatory labeling or adherence to voluntary labeling. Challenges to mandatory labeling are unlikely to be successful under current World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. Marketers and trade negotiators should recognize this and move toward living with diversity in labeling policy.
Natural Health News US consumers may well have reached their tipping point in the fight to have genetically modified foods labelled.
This week the Vermont legislature passed a bill that required GMOs to be labelled in the state and this bill was signed into law by Governor Peter Shumlin late Wednesday.
Starting July 1, 2016, products sold in Vermont that contain more than 0.9% GMO content contamination will require a statement on the label indicating that genetic engineering was used. The bill does not apply to labels for milk, eggs, and meat from animals fed GMOs.
But it does say that products labelled as containing GMOs cannot also be labelled as natural.
I am proud of Vermont for being the first state in the nation to ensure that Vermonters will know what is in their food, Shumlin said in a statement.
State Rep. Shap Smith, speaker of the Vermont House, echoed Shumlins message, …
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