Sodium Next New York City Target

The New York City Board of Health has approved a proposal that will require labeling of certain foods on restaurant menus where the sodium content exceeds the recommended daily limit of salt (about a teaspoon).  In another prime example of ‘nanny state run amok’, Board members said that even though many restaurant companies post sodium…

Read More »

National Food Labeling Passes Committee

Earlier this week, the House Committee on Agriculture approved HR 1599, legislation establishing a uniform standard for the labeling of food and beverage products containing bioengineered ingredients.  The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, introduced by Representatives Mike Pompeo (R-KA) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), is designed to preclude individual states from passing labeling legislation that…

Read More »

GMO Labeling in Oregon Headed to Recount

Well, now that all the votes have been counted and the results are in, the question of mandating labeling of “genetically modified organisms” (GMOs) is still not finalized in Oregon and will be the subject of an official recount, believed to be scheduled for December 12.  According to results at this point, State Ballot Measure…

Read More »

Professional Group Calls For Reason In GMO Labelling

Last week we told you that Vermont had become the first state in the nation to require special labelling and that Congress is also looking at the impact of state mandated labelling.  This week, the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) released a white paper (Potential Impacts of Mandatory Labelling for Genetically Engineered Food…

Read More »

More On GMO Food Labelling

This battle continues to heat up as a different approach was taken last week in Congress where a bill was filed that would preempt states from enacting their own GMO food labelling laws.  Known as the Safe and Accurate Food Labelling Act, the legislation provides that the Food and Drug Administration would be required to…

Read More »