This small state may soon alter the food supply for all Americans
(This post originally appeared on Forbes on 3/26/16)
Over the past week and a half, Mars, General Mills, ConAgra Foods and Kellogg announced that they had decided to start labeling whether their products contain GMOs nationwide, in compliance with a pending Vermont statute. They see this as a way to avoid the cost of maintaining multiple systems for different states.
- Why do so many consumers say they want GMO labeling?
- Why was anyone against labeling in the first place?
- What might be the long-term effects of this labeling requirement on our food supply?
Why do so many consumers say they want GMO labeling?
The genetic modifications of these plants were vastly
more dramatic than any modern “GMO crop”
Much of the non-GMO labeling is for products
from crops which have no commercial biotech versions anyway
Grain harvesting equipment and later handling
are not conducive to easy segregation