Mandatory Labels Lessened Vermont’s Fear Of GMOs
Scientists and food companies have long worried that GMO labels on food will be viewed like the warnings on cigarettes and alcohol — an admission that the product is unhealthy. Many anti-GMO advocates — beyond pushing for transparency — thought labels might hurt sales and force corporations to back off genetically engineered foods. It turns out, in Vermont at least, they were both wrong. Vermont is the only U.S. state with a mandatory labeling policy, which went into effect in 2016….