By Steven Hoffman, Managing Director, Compass Natural
“If you already belong to the more than 90% of Americans who want food produced with GMOs to be clearly labeled, then call your Senator today at 888.897.0174 and tell them to vote AGAINST the GMO fake labeling bill." – Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich
BOULDER, CO (June 29, 2016) – Pro-GMO labeling supporters were planning on celebrating on July 1 – the date when Vermont’s GMO labeling legislation becomes the first mandatory GMO labeling law of the land.
The state’s bold initiative protecting the consumer’s right to know compelled major food companies including General Mills, Campbell Soup, Kellogg and others to announce they would label for GMOs not just in Vermont, but throughout the U.S., just like they have to do in 64 other countries.
Instead, just as we were beginning to see actual GMO disclosures in plain English on food packages across the country as a result of the Vermont law (see photo, right, taken in a Colorado supermarket), a new proposed GMO labeling bill introduced in the U.S. Senate on June 23 seeks to overturn Vermont’s GMO labeling law and ban states from ever passing GMO labeling laws altogether.