Campbell’s soup supports GMO labeling

Campbell’s soup supports GMO labeling

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism and is defined as “an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.” The technique used to create GMOs is called recombinant DNA.

DNA molecules from different organisms are combined to create one molecule of DNA, and are then transferred to an organism, causing its genetic makeup to change. GMOs have been linked to serious health conditions, including negative reproductive system effects, food allergies, and possibly even cancer.

America’s biggest soup company Campbell’s soup supports GMO labeling now, according to a recent statement. The company, which also owns Pepperidge Farm, Prego, Plum Organics, and V8 has been in the GMO labeling fight for a while.

According to the company’s recent statement: “Campbell is optimistic a federal solution can be established in a reasonable amount of time if all the interested stakeholders cooperate. However, if that is not the case, Campbell is prepared to label all of its U.S. products for the presence of ingredients that were derived from GMOs.”

While Campbell’s soup used to be a household name and a staple in every American kitchen, lately Americans have not been consuming nearly as much soup as they used to. The move could be an effort to retain its image as a healthy, wholesome choice.

As written in the Campbell’s statement:

Campbell believes it is necessary for the federal government to provide a national standard for labeling requirements to better inform consumers about this issue. The company will advocate for federal legislation that would require all foods and beverages regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to be clearly and simply labeled for GMOs. Campbell is also supportive of a national standard for non-GMO claims made on food packaging.”

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FDA has approved GMO salmon.
Costco refuses to sell GMO salmon.
U.S. government has voted against labeling GMO foods.

1. “One of the Most Iconic American Food Companies Now Supports GMO Labeling.” TakePart. TakePart, n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2016.
2. “Campbell Announces Support for Mandatory GMO Labeling.” Campbell Soup Company. Campbell Soup Company, n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2016.

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