30 Aug '13, 6pm

GMO labeling takes center stage in New York

After years of debate and study, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in foods have been even more in the spotlight recently. Last year, California’s highly-publicized GMO labeling ballot initiative attracted significant attention before it failed in a public vote. This time around, New York State is debating the issue as the legislature considers a bill (for which NRDC recently testified in support) that would require the labeling of many foods and agricultural products produced through genetic engineering. In much of the world, government labeling laws allow citizens to know if particular products contain GMOs. In fact, more than 60 nations, including China, Russia and Syria, require labeling of genetically modified foods. But here in the United States, consumers are generally left in the dark about genetic engineering in foods. From an environmental and consumer affair...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/jdyer/gmo_labeling_take...

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