It’s probably not the news some in the food industry want to hear, but a new study conducted by the University of Vermont suggests consumers won’t be scared away from purchasing foods containing genetically modified ingredients if those foods would be required to carry a GMO label.
The American Beverage Association has sued the city of San Francisco alleging new legislation passed by city officials that requires health warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages and prohibits the advertisement of them on city property violates the First Amendment, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Four hundred and seventy-five groups from all 50 states spanning the entirety of the American food supply chain sent a letter to the US House of Representatives urging members to vote in favor of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act.
FDA said it will extend the enforcement date for the labeling rule a full year, giving all parties covered by the new rule until December 1, 2016 to prepare. In conversations with FDA, chain restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses that fall under the new rule asked for more time.
North American Meat Institute President and CEO Barry Carpenter Thursday told Senate Agriculture Committee members that mandatory country of origin labeling must be repealed to avoid a possible $3 billion in annual penalties. Carpenter was one of six witnesses to testify in the hearing.