Campbell on GMO

WASHINGTON: Campbell Soup, a staple of American kitchens for decades, says it is willing to say on its labels whether its products contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) — a first among big American food producers. The manufacturer famous for its red and white cans immortalised by Andy Warhol, said it is willing to act on its own with such labelling, even if the federal government does not force it to do so. Some US states, such as Vermont, California or Maine, already have GMO labelling rules. But Campbell Soup wants national legislation. Campbell said GMOs are safe but

it called on the authorities to issue a national rule on mandatory GMO labelling to keep consumers better informed.