While activist groups have incited fear over genetically modified food and feed ingredients, and pressed for government mandates for labeling such products, most consumers continue to support current FDA labeling policy, according to a new report from the International Food Information Council (IFIC).
Vermont on April 25 appeared ready to put a labeling bill on food produced with bioengineered ingredients into law. After the state’s Senate passed HB bill 112 by a vote of 28-2 on April 16, the state’s House of Representatives on April 23 passed it by a vote of 114-30. Governor Peter Shumlin indicated he would sign the bill, according… Read more »
Ingredient transparency has long been a priority for Ben & Jerry’s, which supported I-522, a measure on Washington state ballots last November to require labeling for food and beverage products with bioengineered ingredients. The company also is transitioning to fair trade certified ingredients, specifically vanilla, sugar and cocoa, to support farmers in developing countries.