Genetically modified organism http://wuis.org en Ag Lobby Lining Up Against GMO Food Labeling http://wuis.org/post/ag-lobby-lining-against-gmo-food-labeling <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Farmers, their lobbyists and legislators met in the Capitol Thursday to talk about legislation that would affect one of Illinois’ biggest industries – agriculture.</span></p><p>One proposal “big ag” is fighting would change the way food is labeled in Illinois.</p><p>State Senator Dave Koehler says consumers ought to know whether processed food they buy contains genetically engineered ingredients.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:00:14 +0000 Peter Gray 20338 at http://wuis.org Ag Lobby Lining Up Against GMO Food Labeling Midwest Takes A Look At Labeling GMOs http://wuis.org/post/midwest-takes-look-labeling-gmos <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Last year, <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/gmo-labeling-laws-deck-midwest">we counted between 20 and 30 state legislatures</a> considering bills that mandate labeling on genetically engineered foods or foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Still a hot-topic, many labeling laws are working their way through statehouses all over the nation – even in farm country.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:48:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 17129 at http://wuis.org Midwest Takes A Look At Labeling GMOs Lawmaker Calls For Labels On GMO Food http://wuis.org/post/lawmaker-calls-labels-gmo-food <p>A state senator from Peoria is calling for the labeling of any food available for retail sale in Illinois that&#39;s been produced with genetically engineered organisms. &nbsp;<br />Democratic Sen. David Koehler says consumers have a right to know if the food they&#39;re putting into their bodies was made with so-called GMOs. He is proposing legislation requiring the labels and held three hearings on the issue around the state this year. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:19:07 +0000 Associated Press 10459 at http://wuis.org Lawmaker Calls For Labels On GMO Food