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Big Food Lobbyists Want Federal Ban on GMO LabelingBig Food Lobbyists Want Federal Ban on GMO Labeling

Food Company Lobbyists Want Federal Ban on GMO Labeling

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It’s no surprise that several major food corporations are actively resisting the state-by-state movement to label GMO products; after all, such labeling could result in huge losses for brands that make their money selling cheaper GMO ingredients at premium prices.

Last year alone, anti-labeling lobbyists spent $55 million fighting against that California bill that would require GMO food products to be labeled. In the end, big agriculture and big food manufacturers won the battle and the bill was rejected. This year, the same lobbyists have spent $22 in Washington state to achieve similar ends.

In an effort to avoid the cost and bad press that come with involvement in individual state campaigns, lobbyists and the major “junk food” corporations they represent are now setting their sights on stopping labeling with a bill at a federal level.

Public health lawyer and food writer Michele R. Simon was able to obtain a set of public records showing that the Grocery Manufacturers Association has been pushing Washington D.C. to override individual state labeling.

The Association, which has spent over $8 million to this end, is asking for a “federal pre-emption with no mandatory label” to avoid an “endless cycle of expensive campaign efforts.” The potential bill, if passed, would override state efforts and protect GMO food products nationwide.

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