What are the laws regarding labelling genetically modified foods?
The laws regarding the labelling of genetically modified foods depend on the country. Most foods that have been genetically modified need to have it stated on the label.
Which US state was the first to pass legislation requiring the labeling of Genetically Modified foods?
Corn, soy, canola, cotton, tomatoes, potatoes, wheat, squash, and other foods are genetically modified. More and more foods are being genetically modified yearly, There are non-genetically modified varieties of all of those foods, though some cross pollination of GMO and non-GMO varieties may occur during pollination, Most other foods are not genetically modified.
In general, non-genetically modified foods of any type (including whole soybeans) are preferred to the their genetically modified counterparts because the long-term health effects of consuming genetically modified foods have not been properly documented yet. There may be unanticipated health risks with consuming certain genetically modified foods.