Minnesota Among States Considering GMO Labeling

April 29, 2014 04:47 AM
Minnesota Among States Considering GMO Labeling

A Minnesota lawmaker who is sponsoring a bill requiring labels on genetically modified food believes passage of similar legislation by states could force action at the federal level.

Vermont last week became the first state to pass a bill requiring labels for genetically modified food, despite the opposition of the U.S. food industry, which fears a patchwork of state policies.

Minnesota Public Radio says that at a recent Capitol hearing on the bill sponsored by DFL Rep. Karen Clark, the Minnesota Agri-Growth Council called genetically engineered crops the best and most environmentally friendly way to boost yields.

The national Grocery Manufacturers Association, whose members include Minnesota food giants Cargill, General Mills and Hormel, has urged policymakers to support requirements for labeling only if the Food and Drug Administration finds a health or safety risk.

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Spell Check

Saint Paul , MN
1/28/2015 06:54 AM

  I don't get it, what MN lawmaker wants GMO's to be labeled? It might be helpful to know a name to show this person support. You mention Karen Clark who seems to think "GMO good" am I missing something here?


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