Jan 31, 2013 NEW YORK TIMES
A move by Wal-Mart to require labels on products that contain genetically engineered ingredients could be influential in developing a national labeling program...
For more than a decade, almost all processed foods in the United States — like cereals, snacks and salad dressings — have contained ingredients from plants with DNA that has been manipulated in a laboratory. The Food and Drug Administration, other regulators and many scientists say these foods pose no danger. But as Americans ask more pointed questions about what they are eating, popular suspicions about the health and environmental effects of biotechnology are fueling a movement to require that food from genetically modified crops be labeled, if not eliminated.
Impending F.D.A. approval of a genetically modified salmon and the Agriculture Department’s consideration of genetically engineered apples have further intensified the debate.
UPDATE: JAN 11, 2014 GMO CORPORATIONS TRY AND RUN AROUND PUBLIC LABELING: A SNEAKY LEGAL MOVE KNOWN AS "PRE-EMPTION" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995991716/gmo-corporations-try-end-run-around-public-labeling-a-sneaky-legal-move-known-as-preemption
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Big Pesticide, Food Companies Spend Millions to Fight Honest Food Labels http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2410023720/big-pesticide-food-companies-spend-millions-to-fight-honest-food-labels
Big Food puts its back into fighting GMO labeling in California http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2289706075/big-food-puts-its-back-into-fighting-gmo-labeling-in-california