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Food industry’s master plan to stop GMO labeling revealed

The defeat of Washington state's initiative to mandate labeling on genetically engineered foods was attributed, in large part, to the $22 million in donations from food and agricultural companies -- including a $7.2 million contribution from the Grocery Manufacturer's Association (GMA), funded by a number of processed and packaged food brands.

But the GMA doesn't plan on making such a dramatic effort every time a state attempts to make GMO labeling happen -- as some 20 states are currently trying to do. They have bigger plans: lobbying for a federal law that would pre-empt state efforts, effectively rendering mandatory labeling illegal.

Public health lawyer and food blogger Michele R. Simon, who obtained partially redacted documents filed with the Washington attorney general’s office, explains just how underhanded the food industry's master plan truly is:

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