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Campbell Soup Backs “Weak” U.S. GMO Label Bill

July 7, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
The Campbell Soup Company backed federal legislation that mandates food labels listing GMO ingredients. The labels might also feature a QR code pointing to a weblink with more detailed GMO information. The national legislation pre-empts state laws, such as Vermont’s, that require GMO labeling. However, GMO labeling advocates say the bill is weak because it exempts many ingredients, including oil made from genetically engineered soy and most sugars, starches and purified proteins. It also exempts beef, pork, poultry and eggs if source livestock consumed genetically modified feed. Critics say the Vermont law, which took effect on July 1, is much tougher than the U.S. legislation, which was passed by Congress on July 13 and awaits Pres. Obama's signature.
Helen Arnold, "Campbell backs national GMO labels as act passes Senate hurdle", Just-Food, July 07, 2016, © just-food.com
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