Food Labeling Legislation in Washington State

by Rachel Baker on October 8, 2013

Washington state residents are going to the polls next month to vote on the country’s first mandatory GMO labeling law. However, the food nad biotechnology industries are not going to give up on their fight against it.

The call for a law that requires foods to be labeled when they contain genetically engineered ingredients has been growing louder in recent years as the public has been subjected to a handful of controversial studies and worrisome reports about how bad health might be associated with the consumption of GMOs and the repeated message that the food industry has something to hide. Twenty-six states considered GMO labeling legislation last year, and many of those that didn’t pass laws are expected to revive the issue in 2014.

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/washington-state-gmo-law-97951.html?hp=r9

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