Members of Canada’s Parliament defeated a GMO labeling bill last week. The bill was handed a landslide defeat, with 67 members voting yes, and 216 voting no. The bill would have mandated GMO labeling in Canada. Online food industry publication FoodNavigator-USA reports the bill specified that Canada’s Food and Drugs Act be amended to say “No person shall sell any …
Everett Griner talks about how our eating habits have changed in today’s Agri View.
Rising demand for organic and non-GMO foods led to a sharp rise in organic grain imports last year. A new report by CoBank says U.S. production of non-GMO crops has risen, but domestic production for organic corn and soybeans remains well short of current U.S. demand.
A recent study by the NPD Group shows U.S. consumers are more educated about genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, as well as the benefits of using them in the food supply. The study also finds that many consumers are still concerned.