Last December, the FDA caved to industry pressure and approved GMO salmon for introduction to the food supply.
It’s not in stores yet, but when it is, shouldn’t you have a right to know whether you’re eating it?
The FDA has proposed voluntary labeling for GMO salmon. But “voluntary labeling” almost always translates to “no labeling,” keeping consumers in the dark about what they’re eating and feeding their families.
The FDA is accepting comments on this labeling policy until this Monday, January 25. Tell them labels need to be required, not optional.
FDA’s proposal is in the form of a guidance document, and normally we would not urge you to take the time to comment on a non-binding guidance document – particularly since FDA has so consistently refused to require labeling.
But the issue of GMO salmon is unusual because even Congress has weighed in to support mandatory labels. At the end of last year, Congress expressed disapproval of the FDA’s decision not to require labels and even included a provision in the annual spending bill that called for GMO salmon labels to be mandatory.…