The newest battle in the world of food labeling is GMO. The court of appeals just ruled that counties and states are allowed to ban certain food and crops that contain GMO materials even thought it goes against federal law. This is considered a major victory for food advocates, more will be known in coming months.
- The entire organic community of the United States just won a massive victory that many may not yet even realize.
- The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently interpreted the Plant Protection Act to allow all U.S. states, counties, and localities to actually ban (or regulate) the planting of all commercially-grown genetically engineered crops.
- Organic farmers and consumers nationwide may have lost the GMO-labeling battle, but we just won the war – the one that bans the planting of Franken-crops!
“Thanks to the Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals and their recent interpretation of the Plant Protection Act, all U.S. states, counties, and local communities can actually ban (or regulate) the planting of any and all commercially-grown genetically engineered crops, no matter what the feds or Monsanto claims about GMO.”