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Food fight! Congress, consumers battle over GMOs

Controversial bill would block state and local laws requiring the labeling genetically engineered foods

Bill would instead establish voluntary ‘GMO-free’ certification process overseen by the federal government

Consumer groups warn bill is designed to keep Americans in the dark about what’s in their food

Scott Faber of the Environmental Working Group, an organization pushing for GMO labels on food packaging, shares some tips for finding items on grocery store shelves that contain genetically modified organisms (GMO). As Vice President of Government Affairs at EWG, Faber is one voice standing against a controversial bill to prohibit states from requiring food companies to disclose the present of genetically modified (GMO) ingredients in their products.

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