- Federal legislators have reintroduced an act requiring GMO labeling of food products and ingredients by the USDA, called the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, the latest national attempt to inform consumers about what goes into the foods they buy.
- Massachusetts may be the next state to require GMO labeling with a piece of legislation that has the backing of more than 150 lawmakers.
- Farmers too are being protected by GMO legislation as New York State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti introduced and aided the passing of a GMO bill.
Since the beginning of the year, 2015 has already been busy with GMO labeling battles on both sides of the issue, including proposals in Oregon and Rhode Island, heated discussions in Vermont and Hawaii, and now these three new pieces of legislation. It seems that those lawmaking debates will continue well into 2015 as consumer demand for product labeling increases.