The Senate, in a major gift to Monsanto, voted 63-30 for a bill that would allow the use of words, pictures, or QR codes to “label” GMO ingredients.
The USDA will decide which ingredients are considered genetically modified, and will not include ingredients like beet sugar and soybean oil because food processing removes most of the genetic material.
The bill takes away the right of states to fully label food and seeds, like Vermont’s GMO food labeling law. It passed after the Organic Trade Association and a few major companies involved in the organic industry broke ranks and sided with the biotech industry, fracturing the previously strong and united group of organizations and companies supporting your right to know what is in your food. Continue Reading.