Mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods will be voted on in November by state legislators in Washington, USA, where a new initiative was recently introduced.
If passed, Initiative 522, or "The People's Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act," would require that agricultural commodities and processed foods containing genetically engineered ingredients must be labeled accordingly.
Legislators will vote in November to either pass the initiative directly into law, take no action (so the labeling proposal will appear on the November ballot for public vote), or arrange for a public vote to be held prior to November. The legislation in Washington comes after a proposal on genetically modified food labeling, Proposition 37, was defeated by California, USA, residents in an October 2012 vote.
What is this quiet, unassuming ingredient, and should it be there?
It's the finishing touch that can meet both owner and pet needs.
It's an "Intel inside" type of molecule -- but also a problem child
During its meeting in "sunny" California, AAFCO also considered calorie statements, a wheat gluten definition and other issues
1,500 products, 50 brands rated in survey
At its annual meeting, AAFCO addressed ingredient definitions, petfood safety matters and certified organic petfoods
The mid-year meeting addressed several regulatory matters affecting petfoods
Committees discussed key proposals such as a possible shift in the oversight of animal feeds
It gives more direct control to CVM in establishing and maintaining ingredient definitions
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