Minnesota GMO Labeling Bill Introduced

On Monday, January 26, Minnesota legislators introduced bills in both the House (HF351) and Senate (SF335) to require foods containing genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs) to be labeled. 

“The law is aligned with current state labeling legislation and mandatory labeling laws already in place in 64 other countries, including major trading partners Europe, Japan and China,” says Jim Riddle, board member of Right To Know Minnesota. “If passed, the law will expand opportunities for Minnesota farmers and food manufacturers to meet fast-growing markets.”  

Last year, 30 states offered legislation to improve consumers’ ability to determine whether a food contains GMO ingredients. Several states have already introduced legislation this year.  Minnesota’s bill language is similar to Vermont’s bill, which passed last spring.

Jambor Heyman is proud to serve as pro bono counsel to Right to Know Minnesota.