Friday, January 8, 2016

Campbell Soup supports GMO labeling

Campbell Soup Company said it supports the enactment of federal legislation for a single mandatory labeling standard for foods derived from genetically modified organisms.

But the support is somewhat misleading because it’s simply preference for a single national standard instead of differing state standards.

Some states have begun to enact GMO labeling requirements.

The world's largest soup-maker said on Thursday that it believes if all foods and beverages regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are labeled for GMOs clearly, it will help raise consumer awareness.

But the question remains whether consumers are aware of the risks and benefits related to genetic modifications. There is no evidence of any risks to public health.

Country of Origin labelling requirements clearly added to meat-packing company costs to keep products separate, accurately labeled, warehoused and distributed.

Campbell Soup has not talked about those added costs.