General Mills has agreed to flag all products which contain GMO ingredients on their labels, marking it the second major food company to make this crucial commitment.

Campbell Soup was the first to do so – in January this year.

The development represents a major win for consumers’ right to know what is in their food, according to Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports.

Jean Halloran, Director of Food Policy Initiatives for Consumers Union, said, “Consumers have made it overwhelmingly clear that they want to know whether the foods they eat contain GMOs. We commend General Mills for understanding that consumers care about whether their food is genetically engineered, and deciding to provide that information.

This is an important step forward and we hope other companies will follow their lead and that of Campbell Soup.”
General Mills’ commitment comes against the backdrop of a big victory for those pressing for GMO labeling – Senate did not vote on a bill to block State GMO labeling laws and implement voluntary GMO labeling norms.

Source: http://consumersunion.org


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