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Campbell Announces Support for Mandatory GMO Labeling
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This label was prepared to comply with pending GMO labeling legislation in
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
As a result of its decision to support mandatory national GMO labeling, Campbell will withdraw from all efforts led by coalitions and groups opposing such measures.
The company continues to oppose a patchwork of state-by-state labeling laws, which it believes are incomplete, impractical and create unnecessary confusion for consumers.
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, not just those required by pending legislation in
Campbell continues to recognize that GMOs are safe, as the science indicates that foods derived from crops grown using genetically modified seeds are not nutritionally different from other foods. The company also believes technology will play a crucial role in feeding the world.
Campbell has been engaged in the conversation about GMO labeling for several years and has taken action to provide consumers with more information about how its products are made, including the presence of GMOs, through efforts like its website www.whatsinmyfood.com. With 92 percent of Americans supporting the labeling of GMO foods, Campbell believes now is the time for the federal government to act quickly to implement a federal solution.1
More information about the rationale behind Campbell’s decision can be found on Campbell’s newsroom.
Campbell (NYSE:CPB) is driven and inspired by our Purpose, “Real food
that matters for life’s moments.” The company makes a range of
high-quality soups and simple meals, beverages, snacks and packaged
fresh foods. For generations, people have trusted Campbell to provide
authentic, flavorful and readily available foods and beverages that
connect them to each other, to warm memories, and to what’s important
today. Led by its iconic Campbell’s brand, the company’s
1. Consumer Reports, 2014