Vermont passes GMO labeling bill; Pressure on New York to follow suit?
One of the chief complaints from GMO critics is that consumers should have the right to know if GMO ingredients are contained in the food they are purchasing. While the industry claims GMO ingredients are safe, no long-term studies have been done to confirm that.
Pompeo’s legislation has backing from the Koch Industries and the Monsanto Corporation, two corporations that are consistently at odds with environmental and good-government groups.
In the United States the majority of all processed foods, 80%, are made with GMO ingredients and the vast majority of soybeans and corn grown here are GMO varieties.
According to the website gmofreeny.net, 92% of U.S. consumers would like to see GMO labels on food products, while in 62 countries outside the U.S. labeling is required or bans on GMO products or ingredients are in place.