Special interest shenanigans and last minute budget maneuvers did not succeed in undermining GMO labeling efforts in 2015 as increasing evidence from independent science continues to expose harms and concerns regarding people, animals, whole ecosystems. Polls continue to reaffirm high consumer demand for GMO labeling. For some of the latest updates, visit https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/congress-keeps-anti-gmo-labeling-rider-out-spending-bill and http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/4150/new-poll-nearly-nine-in-10-americans-want-labels-on-gmo-food
Americans want authenticity in food labeling — plain and simple facts about food ingredients, not deceptive wording or more industry propaganda. Consumers are using the power of their wallets to demand better corporate responses. Government agency scientists tasked with food production and food/environmental safety are finding increased public support as their legitimate findings emerge in alternative media, instead of being obscured by FDA, USDA, EPA agency administrator pronouncements. Pure, nutritious, unadulterated foods (without toxic pesticide coatings) are indeed our best medicine cabinet, better for the planet and minimizing climate change. The benefits far outweigh the costs over the long run.
In 2016, beware of more actions to undermine food safety! When in doubt about quality, contact companies and food producers. The tide has changed in favor of consumer interests over profits and poorly tested GMOs and adulterated foods. We all must continue to keep our legislators focused on legitimate issues and peoples’ needs.