Thanks, Sen. Warren, but . . .
It took 42,000 petition signatures and a visit to her office. But on November 4, noted consumer advocate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) finally took a position in favor of mandatory labels on food made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) when she signed on as a co-sponsor to the Boxer-DeFazio bill.
We’re grateful that Sen. Warren has come around to our side. The only problem is, she’s still also siding with Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) by asking the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to finalize its guidance for voluntary labeling of GMOs.
How can it be that Sen. Warren is supporting both consumers and the biotech and junk food industries? At the same time?
If the FDA finalizes its 2001 guidance on voluntary labeling, it could mean the end
for any state or federal mandatory GMO labeling law. And it could make
it impossible for manufacturers of non-GMO products to legitimately
claim their products are non-GMO.