Quest for more expensive food continues

by Walter Olson on June 11, 2013

Both houses of the legislature in Connecticut have approved legislation aimed at requiring the labeling of (near-ubiquitous) foodstuffs with genetically modified (GMO) ingredients. The Senate’s version includes an “all jump off together” clause preventing it from going into effect until at least four states have joined in on the idea, which must cumulatively have a population of at least 20 million, and must include at least one state adjacent to Connecticut. [Greenwich Time, Ron Bailey, related ("food companies should just go ahead and slap labels on everything they sell reporting: 'This product may contain ingredients derived from safe modern biotechnology.'")] Earlier here (NY Times is surprisingly sensible on subject), here, here, here, etc.

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1 Richard Nieporent 06.11.13 at 8:32 pm

If the law passes, the perfect response would be for all of the food companies affected to boycott Connecticut. To paraphrase Marie Antoinette , let them eat non-GMO cake.

2 peter 06.12.13 at 5:37 am

Already happened. Virtually every eating establishment has a sign up stating that they cannot guarantee any foodstuff is free of nuts or GM foods, and the staff have not a clue either. Makes eating out really hard work if you care about GM foods or have a serious allergy

3 DensityDuck 06.14.13 at 1:19 pm

“food companies should just go ahead and slap labels on everything they sell reporting: ‘This product may contain ingredients derived from safe modern biotechnology.’ ”

Which already happens with rBST labeling.

And nobody gives a shit about rBST anymore.

VICTORY FOR HEALTH!

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