Following the defeat of Proposition 37 last November, Sen. Barbara Boxer is proposing federal legislation that would require labeling for genetically-modified foods nationwide.
As the Food and Drug administration is expected to approve the sale of genetically-modified salmon, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Market said they won’t sell the fish.
Whole Foods says all products in its North American stores will have labels disclosing if they contain genetically modified ingredients by 2018.
Activists seeking special labels on food made from genetically engineered crops vowed Wednesday to continue their push despite a loss at the California ballot box.
Consumers’ appetite to distinguish foods produced from biotech crops was put to the test Tuesday as California voters considered a ballot initiative to slap labels on genetically modified food.
California voters will decide in November whether to require special labels for foods that contain genetically modified ingredients.
The maker of Kashi cold cereals is promising to make more of its products GMO-free by 2014, following consumer complaints about genetically modified soybeans in many of Kashi’s cereal products.