The big question has always been: Why does Industrial Food continue to carry water for Biotech? What exactly does Big Food get in return? Evidently, Monsanto has somehow mezmerized Big Food into thinking their interests are the same. However, the fact is a Big Food company’s primary concern is maintaining/increasing market share. Doing that comes from being responsive to the interests of customers. It sounds like Campbells has figured out ITS FUTURE IS NOT INTERTWIND WITH INDUSTRIAL AG. Monsanto must now be trembling. Jim
“Campbell Soup says it now supports mandatory national labeling for products containing genetically modified ingredients, and that it will stop backing efforts opposing such disclosures.
“The change of heart by the maker of Pepperidge Farm cookies, Prego sauces and Spaghetti-Os marks a break from industry groups that have sought to make labeling voluntary…
“The change in position by Campbell comes amid dimming prospects for industry-backed legislation that would prevent states from requiring GMO labeling.
“Last month, the industry made an aggressive push to add the federal legislation to a massive year-end spending bill in December, but failed to win enough support. That may have been its best bet before Vermont’s law is enacted, although lawmakers say they will keep trying in the coming months.”