Congress & GMO Labeling

Jamie JohansenZimmPoll

New Holland ZimmPollOur latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What should Congress do about GMO labeling?”

It looks like we have many opinions on what Congress should do about the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMO). Most agricultural organizations supported Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts bill on Biotechnology Labeling Solutions, blocking advancement of the legislation that would create a voluntary federal standard for labeling foods with genetically modified ingredients. Yet, Senate failed to agree and now it is in the hands of Congress.

Here are the poll results:

  • Nothing, let states decide – 31%
  • Pass mandatory national law – 25%
  • Pass voluntary, educational law – 35%
  • Don’t know – 6%
  • Other -3%

Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, Do you have a degree in agriculture?

A recent survey conducted for Land O’Lakes suggests that there is very low interest in college grads to pursue a career in agriculture. However, sees a very different trend. AgCareers has a 33% increase in the number of visits to their website in the last year. This led us to wonder if you have a degree in agriculture and how you might be using it.