Twenty years ago today, former Monsanto lawyer and present FDA deputy
commissioner Michael Taylor declared genetically engineered foods
"substantially equivalent" and declared they would not need to be labeled for
Today is also the last day of the Money Bomb Against Monsanto Campaign, which
launched on May 1. Earlier this month, volunteers and staff from the California
Right to Know Campaign submitted nearly 1 million signed petitions from
registered voters across the state of California to county officials, to place
Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act on the Ballot for November 6.
This Act will require food manufacturers to identify genetically engineered
ingredients on the labels of foods sold in California.
When California voters pass this ballot initiative, the Label Genetically
Engineered Food Act will also not allow the common practice of mislabeling
genetically engineered foods as "natural" or "all natural." But the biotech
industry is not about to let this pass without a fight.