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Is GMO Labeling Coming To Your State?

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April 8, 2014

The fight for GMO labeling laws continues across the United States, with half of the states considering giving consumers the right to know.

Food safety advocates and organic farmers are leading the charge to ensure that Americans are aware of what is in the food which ends up on their plates. More than 60 countries around the world already have nationwide GMO labeling laws, and about 80 percent of all food grown and sold in the United States is genetically modified.

Supporters of GMO labeling have experienced close loses in California and Washington in recent years but have not given up, and say it’s only a matter of time before such a proposal becomes law somewhere.

GMO labeling laws have been introduced in 26 states.

Following is a roundup of recent action on GMO labeling bills or initiatives:

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Center for Food Safety representative Colin O’Neil said that he expects even more states to become active in the GMO labeling fight, and particularly noted Colorado and Oregon as prime battlegrounds. During the GMO labeling bill battle in California, biotech giants like Monsanto, Syngenta and DuPont spent about $9 million to help defeat the GMO labeling initiative.

“That sent a tremendous signal to consumers. Many were unaware that companies would spend so much to keep consumers in the dark,” O’Neil said.

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