California Rejects Bill Requiring Labeling On GMO Foods

by Admin on June 3, 2014

California lawmakers have rejected a bill that would require labels on foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the second time in two years such legislation has failed to take hold in the state reports Fox Business.

The bill would have required all distributors who sell food in California to label the product if any of the ingredients have been genetically engineered.

More than 60 countries around the world have adopted GMO labeling, with supporters saying genetically modified organisms found in some food ingredients, like soy and corn, pose a threat to human health.

Labeling advocates also argue that consumers have a right to know everything that goes into their food.

Opponents say GMOs are not only safe but necessary to ensure the future of the world’s food supply, allowing scientists to develop crops that are resistant to changing environmental conditions.

However, it’s not just the U.S. that has been plagued by GMO-filled products but now more foods in Thailand contain GMOs. But in Thailand, the government has already been taking steps toward the importance of letting customers know what is going into their food. The Thailand FDA registration  will start providing labels for consumers so people can at least be warned before consuming produce that could potentially lead to health problems.

In comparison to the U.S., Thailand is becoming more progressive when it comes to the issue of GMOs and protecting is citizens as labeling is already a requirement.

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