RFA Ethanol Podcast

What is Best for GMO Labeling?

Jamie Johansen

New Holland ZimmPollOur latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Which potential presidential candidate would be best for ag?”

Of the 12 potential presidential candidates included in our poll, only one has officially declared. But two hopefuls have risen to the top of our poll. It seems many believe Hillary Clinton and Scott Walker might have the best interest of agriculture in mind, if elected.

Here are the poll results:

  • Joe Biden – 3%
  • Jeb Bush – 11%
  • Ben Carson – 5%
  • Chris Christie – 1%
  • Hillary Clinton – 22%
  • Ted Cruz – 7%
  • Mike Huckabee – 13%
  • Rand Paul – 4%
  • Rick Perry – 2%
  • Marco Rubio – 3%
  • Scott Walker – 19%
  • Elizabeth Warren – 10%

Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, What is best for GMO labeling?

Agricultural organizations are voicing support for the bi-partisan Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act introduced in the U.S. House recently. What do you think is best when it comes to the labeling of GMO’s? Should it be mandatory or voluntary? Should it include all foods? Should states decide? Let us know your opinion.

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Comments 6

  1. Mandatory labeling is what the vast majority of consumers want irrespective of party, age, sex and other demographics. Federal labeling should be derived from state by state legislation in order to make sure we get the best federal law possible. While there won’t be the exact same law passed in each state, already states have learned much from each other and state bills are becoming more alike.

    The current FDA ruling to not require labels was made twenty years ago before the technology/farming method had been used. It was made behind closed doors and Americans were not informed of either the technology nor the ruling. In the absence of federal action to revisit this twenty-year old ruling and appraise the impact on human, environmental and animal health and welfare, federal legislators should refrain from inhibiting states from taking action to let citizens know.

    With incredible advances in tracking technology and testing, it is possible to know the presence of GMOs and realistic for this information to be shared with shoppers. In fact, American manufacturers provide this information to shoppers in 64 other countries. United States and Canada are the only two industrialized nations who do not require labeling today.

  2. Mandatory labeling is what the vast majority of consumers want irrespective of party, age, sex and other demographics. Federal labeling should be derived from state by state legislation in order to make sure we get the best federal law possible. While there won’t be the exact same law passed in each state, already states have learned much from each other and state bills are becoming more alike.

    The current FDA ruling to not require labels was made twenty years ago before the technology/farming method had been used. It was made behind closed doors and Americans were not informed of either the technology nor the ruling. In the absence of federal action to revisit this twenty-year old ruling and appraise the impact on human, environmental and animal health and welfare, federal legislators should refrain from inhibiting states from taking action to let citizens know.

    With incredible advances in tracking technology and testing, it is possible to know the presence of GMOs and realistic for this information to be shared with shoppers. In fact, American manufacturers provide this information to shoppers in 64 other countries. United States and Canada are the only two industrialized nations who do not require labeling today.

  3. Mandatory labeling is what the vast majority of consumers want irrespective of party, age, sex and other demographics. Federal labeling should be derived from state by state legislation in order to make sure we get the best federal law possible. While there won’t be the exact same law passed in each state, already states have learned much from each other and state bills are becoming more alike.

    The current FDA ruling to not require labels was made twenty years ago before the technology/farming method had been used. It was made behind closed doors and Americans were not informed of either the technology nor the ruling. In the absence of federal action to revisit this twenty-year old ruling and appraise the impact on human, environmental and animal health and welfare, federal legislators should refrain from inhibiting states from taking action to let citizens know.

    With incredible advances in tracking technology and testing, it is possible to know the presence of GMOs and realistic for this information to be shared with shoppers. In fact, American manufacturers provide this information to shoppers in 64 other countries. United States and Canada are the only two industrialized nations who do not require labeling today.

  4. There are many reasons to label GMO’s. First and foremost for the questionable health risks. Which no one knows because no one has done the studies. My husband a type 1 diabetic for the first time in 20 years he has been able to lower his insulin injection by more then 1/2. What did he do different? Stopped eating GMO’s. So to say there is no risk to one’s health. Is a lie!! YES we want to know if what we are eating is GMO and I believe we the consumers have the right to know.

  5. There are many reasons to label GMO’s. First and foremost for the questionable health risks. Which no one knows because no one has done the studies. My husband a type 1 diabetic for the first time in 20 years he has been able to lower his insulin injection by more then 1/2. What did he do different? Stopped eating GMO’s. So to say there is no risk to one’s health. Is a lie!! YES we want to know if what we are eating is GMO and I believe we the consumers have the right to know.

  6. There are many reasons to label GMO’s. First and foremost for the questionable health risks. Which no one knows because no one has done the studies. My husband a type 1 diabetic for the first time in 20 years he has been able to lower his insulin injection by more then 1/2. What did he do different? Stopped eating GMO’s. So to say there is no risk to one’s health. Is a lie!! YES we want to know if what we are eating is GMO and I believe we the consumers have the right to know.

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