MAJOR NY TIMES EDITORIAL OPPOSES PRE-EMPTION OF STATES’ RIGHTS AND CALLS FOR LABELING OF GMOs.

Another very bad day for Monsanto. Here is clear documentation of the unstoppable mainstream shift towards transparency and honesty in food labeling – this time from titan ‘New York Times.’ Monsanto’s cynical big-money orchestration against democracy and our Right-to-Know about GMOs continues to come apart at the seams. Jim

“… Some leading grocery chains, responding to consumer concerns, have said they won’t sell the genetically engineered salmon.

“The F.D.A. said there is no reason to mandate labeling because there is no material difference between engineered and natural fish on qualities like nutritional content. But the value of that information should be left to consumers to decide.

“Vermont enacted a law last year that will require labeling of genetically engineered foods starting next July unless a suit filed in June 2014 by four industry trade groups derails it. Other states with strong consumer movements may try to follow.

“The House passed a bill on July 23, 2015, that would pre-empt states from requiring such labeling, and industry groups are pressing the Senate to attach similar language as a rider to an omnibus spending bill. The Senate should rebuff that tactic and allow states to adopt mandatory labeling laws if they wish.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/01/opinion/tell-consumers-what-they-are-eating.html?_r=2