Connect with us

archive

GMO Labeling Bill Promises Higher Food Costs

GMO Labeling Bill Promises Higher Food Costs (AgWeb)

Tomorrow, May 8, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin will sign into law a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) labeling bill to go into effect in July 2016. Packaged food manufacturers, such as Kraft Foods Group Inc., ConAgra Foods Inc. and Hillshire Brands Co., object to the labeling law because such laws could potentially differ between states. Those differences will add to the costs of food production, whether in additional labeling costs or from sourcing new, GMO-free ingredients. Additionally, the perception created by the labeling might drive consumer behavior. Organic food sales have jumped year over year as that label has gained widespread use, generating $32 billion in revenue last year.

Newsletter Signup.

Sign up to the Human Events newsletter

Advertisement
Advertisement

TRENDING NOW:

Today a Milkshake, Tomorrow A Brick: Corporate-Backed Political Violence Is Here.

CULTURE

Buzzfeed Bashes 14-Yr-Old Trump Fan, Celebrates Kids in Drag.

TECH

The Lived Experience of Candace Owens.

CULTURE

Al Jazeera: ‘Jews Exploit Holocaust’.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Tomorrow, May 8, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin will sign into law a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) labeling bill to go into effect in July 2016.

archive

GMO Labeling Bill Promises Higher Food Costs

Tomorrow, May 8, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin will sign into law a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) labeling bill to go into effect in July 2016.

GMO Labeling Bill Promises Higher Food Costs (AgWeb)

Tomorrow, May 8, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin will sign into law a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) labeling bill to go into effect in July 2016. Packaged food manufacturers, such as Kraft Foods Group Inc., ConAgra Foods Inc. and Hillshire Brands Co., object to the labeling law because such laws could potentially differ between states. Those differences will add to the costs of food production, whether in additional labeling costs or from sourcing new, GMO-free ingredients. Additionally, the perception created by the labeling might drive consumer behavior. Organic food sales have jumped year over year as that label has gained widespread use, generating $32 billion in revenue last year.

Newsletter Signup.

Sign up to the Human Events newsletter

Written By

TRENDING NOW:

Today a Milkshake, Tomorrow A Brick: Corporate-Backed Political Violence Is Here.

CULTURE

Buzzfeed Bashes 14-Yr-Old Trump Fan, Celebrates Kids in Drag.

TECH

The Lived Experience of Candace Owens.

CULTURE

Al Jazeera: ‘Jews Exploit Holocaust’.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Connect
Newsletter Signup.

Sign up to the Human Events newsletter