Organic consumer group wants Hillary Clinton to support GMO labeling

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WASHINGTON, April 13, 2015--The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is asking Hillary Clinton to support mandatory GMO labeling.

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The former Secretary of State announced Sunday that she will run for president in 2016, spurring OCA to renew its call for her to support the labeling of foods made with genetically engineered ingredients. According to OCA, the group has gathered around 100,000 signatures so far on a MoveOn.org petition asking Hillary to become a supporter of GMO labeling laws “and the transition to sustainable, organic, regenerative agriculture.”

During a speech in June at the Biotechnology Industry Organization's (BIO) International Convention in San Diego, Calif., Clinton said public opposition to GMOs is based on misinformation, and that the biotech industry should improve its communication about the technology.

“As the official leading Democratic candidate for President in 2016, Hillary Clinton is in a position to lead on one of the most important public health issues of our time-the right to healthful, sustainably grown, pesticide-free food,” said Ronnie Cummins, OCA's international director, in a press release.

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