We support labeling genetically modified food, so you can make informed choices with a conscience for both health and the environment. Labeling is also important, because it allows you to report allergic or other adverse reactions to regulators.
Consumers Union Documents
- CU testimony on CA SB 1381, a bill to require the labeling of genetically engineered food
Consumers Union supports California Senate bill 1381, genetic engineering labeling
- CU Testimony on Vermont H.112, a bill to require the labeling of genetically engineered food
Consumers Union supports Vermont bill, H 112, a bill to require the labeling of genetically engineered food
- CU testimony on Maryland bill SB 778, a bill to require the labeling of genetically engineered food
Consumers Union supports Maryland bill 1381, genetic engineering labeling
- Testimony on New Hampshire bill HB660, requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods
Presented by Michael Hansen, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Consumers Union.
- Testimony on A.3525-A, a bill to require the labeling of food produced from GE organisms
CU supports mandatory labeling of GE foods at the sate and federal levels and therefore also supports A3525A.
- Testimony before Massachusetts Joint Public Health committee on GE labeling
CU supports mandatory labeling of GE foods and so supports H1936, H2037 and H2093.
- Why GE foods should be Labeled: Inadequate Regulations, Unanswered Safety Questions
- Consumers Union expresses deep disappointment in narrow defeat of California SB 1381 to label GMOs
CU expressed deep disappointment in the narrow defeat of California Senate Bill 1381, which would have required labeling of genetically engineered (GE or GMO) food in the State.
- Consumers Union statment on Vermont GMO labeling bill
Vermont has broken new ground by passing a bill with no strings attached, no conditions to be met, before it goes into effect in 2016.
- CU praises Vermont’s Senate for passing GMO labeling bill, would be first state in nation to enact such a law
Group urges Governor Shumlin to sign bill immediately
- CU encouraged by close vote in Washington state on genetically engineered food labeling initiative
Vows to continue to fight for mandatory labeling in states
- CU scientist to discuss GMOs at annual Grafton County Farm Bureau meeting
The speakers will present their viewpoints on GMO vs. non-GMO and audience members will be encouraged to participate in the discussion.
- National groups join Illinois consumers to rally for GMO labels
The turnout demonstrates that consumers and farmers alike are infuriated that biotech companies are not held to the same safety standards
- Consumers Union statement on new long term study of feeding GE grains to pigs
The new peer-reviewed long-term pig feeding study just published raises important concerns about possible health impacts of consuming genetically engineered (GE) corn and soy.
- CU Hails Historic Vote in CT on Labeling GE Food
Connecticut is the first state in the US to pass a bill requiring the labeling of genetically engineered food
- CU hails historic Vermont house vote on labeling GE food
Vermont’s historic vote is a major victory for consumer demand for the labeling of genetically engineered food
- Nearly 2 million people tell FDA not to approve GE salmon
Over 1.8 million people sent comments vehemently opposing the approval of a genetically engineered salmon by the FDA
- Consumer Reports Poll: 92% of Americans Want GMO Labeling
Monsanto and Big Food can try every which way to spin their claim that genetically engineered food is no different. But Americans aren’t buying it. Nine out of 10 consumers (92 percent) want to know on the label if their food is genetically engineered, according to Consumer Reports latest national poll. That same percentage of Continue Reading
- Vermont Sued Over GMO Right To Know Law
Four major industry trade groups (the Grocery Manufacturers Associationthe Snack Food Association, the International Dairy Foods Association and the National Association of Manufacturers) have filed suit against the state of Vermont calling the GMO law, Act 120, a violation of their first amendment rights. The Vermont law would go into effect in July of 2016 and would require Continue Reading
- New Consumer Reports Poll Shows That Consumers Want GMO Labeling
A Consumer Reports poll of the nation found that: 92% Think GE Food Should Be Labeled Before Sold 92% Think GE Food Should Meet Government Safety Standards Before Sold 92% Demand the Government Label GE Salmon An overwhelming majority of U.S. consumers think that before GMO food is sold, it should be labeled accordingly (92% of consumers) and Continue Reading
- More Momentum In NYS! GMO Labeling Bill Passes Out Of Codes Committee
The NYS Assembly’s Codes Committee today passed with 15 votes bill A.3525 which would require the labeling GMOs! This is another good step forward for activists and advocates who have been fighting to give consumers the right to know what is in their food. Now for the bill to move forward in the NYS Continue Reading
- Telling the Truth and Standing Up for Consumers’ Right to Know What’s Their Food
by Caitlin Watkins Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, has long fought for the labeling of food that is genetically engineered. We believe that consumers have a right to know how their food is produced–so that they can make more informed purchasing decisions. Our own Elisa Odabashian, director of the West Continue Reading
- National Momentum Building On Labeling GMO Foods
The national drumbeat about genetically engineered food is getting louder. And each one of you who talk about, share on your networks, or take action to label GMO foods is helping bang the drum. Monsanto, can you hear that? Just last week, voters in two rural Oregon farming counties banned GMO crops. The vote was Continue Reading
- Victory on GMO in Jackson and Josephine Counties, Oregon
Voters in Oregon’s Jackson and Josephine counties took a stand against Monsanto and the biotech industry on GMOs yesterday, passing ballot measures to prohibit the cultivation of genetically modified crops within county borders in order to protect local crops from GMO pollen creep. It is unclear at this point whether Josephine County’s law is enforceable. Continue Reading
- Victory in New York: GMO Labeling Makes it through Consumer Affairs Committee
by Caitlin Watkins Consumers Right To Know made strides today as the New York Assembly’s Consumer Affairs Committee passed the GMO labeling bill– A. 3525 with a vote of 9-6. The bill, which requires the labeling of genetically modified foods in the state, was heavily advocated for by Consumers Union and a coalition of advocacy Continue Reading
- Victory! Vermont Passes Historic GMO Labeling Bill: First of its kind in US
The Vermont House voted 114-30 to concur with a Senate version of the GMO labeling law (H. 112) and send it to Gov. Peter Shumlin, who is expected to sign it. However, if the Governor does not sign or veto the bill the within five days the bill becomes law. The House had approved this Continue Reading
- Victory! Vermont Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill 26-2
The Burlington Free Press is reporting that the Vermont Senate passed historic legislation that requires foods containing genetically engineered foods to be labeled starting in July 2016. The bill must be reconciled with the House, which passed a slightly different version, and then requires the Governor’s signature. This is a huge step for consumers right Continue Reading
- Grocers Line Up—Early—Against Biotech Salmon. What About Wal-Mart? Source: Bloomberg Businessweek (Thursday March 6, 2014)
- Oregon supporters of GMO labeling clear big hurdle for 2014 initiative as they try to woo funders Source: The Oregonian (Friday December 6, 2013)
- Genetically Modified Foods Proposed as Trigger for Gluten Sensitivity Source: The Sacramento Bee (Monday November 25, 2013)
- Not all California players join I-522 battle Source: The Olympian (Saturday November 2, 2013)
- Grocery Manufacturers put in $3.78M more to defeat I-522's labels on GMO foods Source: The Olympian (Saturday October 26, 2013)
- Food for thought on what we eat Source: Seattle Times (Wednesday October 23, 2013)
- GMO Labeling Advocate Testifies Before N.H. House Source: NHPR (Tuesday September 3, 2013)
- U.S. Approves a Label for Meat From Animals Fed a Diet Free of Gene-Modified Products Source: New York Times (Thursday June 20, 2013)
- Maine Legislature easily passes GMO food labeling bill, a blow to Monsanto Source: NY Daily News (Wednesday June 12, 2013)
- Scientists say new study shows pig health hurt by GMO feed Source: Chicago Tribune (Tuesday June 11, 2013)