Thursday, March 24, 2016
This is a big week for everyone who eats!
Some of the very same companies that have spent millions of dollars fighting your right to know how your food is produced are now finally changing their tune.
In fact, just this week four major food companies have accepted the inevitable, and announced that they will now be labeling GMOs.
This is a huge victory for transparency and consumer empowerment.
Find out who’s come on board, and what it means, here.
Yours for the right to know,
P.S. You made this possible. By being part of the food revolution, you’re helping to shift the course of history. We still have a ways to go before safe and accurate labeling becomes a reality - but we’re making huge progress. And I want to thank you for all that you do. Click here to check out the article now.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
ConAgra Going Nationwide With GMO Labeling update daily
ConAgra Foods Inc. is going nationwide with labels that will say a food product is made with genetically modified organisms, finding it to be the easiest way to comply with a Vermont law on GMO labeling.
Other food giants including Kellogg Co., General Mills Inc., Mars Inc. and Campbell Soup Co. have all said they are changing their food packaging across the country in response to that state's law requiring disclosure of GMOs as of.
These companies say it would be too complex and expensive to create a separate distribution network for the 626,000 residents of Vermont. Last week, an effort by some members of Congress to block Vermont's law stalled, pushing packaged food makers to start preparing for it now.
ConAgra's products include Snack Pack pudding and Peter Pan peanut butter. It said it stands behind the health and safety of all of its products, including those with GMOs, but that it also believes consumers should know what's in their food. It is to reveal its stance via social media outletsevening.
Like other companies, ConAgra is hoping for a national law that addresses GMO labeling to avoid having to complying with multiple state laws, should others follow Vermont. But the big debate in Congress that's holding up a national standard is whether it should mandate GMO labeling on the food packages, allow it to be on company websites instead, or make it entirely voluntary.
ConAgra said it "supports using a variety of options for disclosure of GMOs."
Kellogg said its products with GMOs will have labels nationwide, beginning sometime in April, to comply with the Vermont law, but that's only "until a federal solution is reached."
So far, Campbell Soup is the only big company to break from the pack and endorse mandated GMO labeling on packages, while cutting funding to lobbying efforts that oppose it. Campbell said it will keep GMO labels on applicable food nationally, regardless of what happens on Capital Hill.