Missouri

2014

SB 533 was introduced in January 2014 by Senator Jamilah Nasheed.

According to the bill’s text, “all meat and fish produced in this state that is genetically modified and sold in this state for human consumption shall bear on its label a statement indicating that it is genetically modified.”

You can read the bill text here and track its status here.

2013

On January 30, 2013, SB.155, a bill that would require the labeling of all genetically modified meat and fish to be labeled in Missouri, was introduced into the state legislature by Senator Jamilah Nasheed. The bill has been referred to the Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee.

According to the bill’s summary, SB.155 would:

“This act requires all genetically modified meat and fish that is raised and sold in Missouri to be identified on its label as genetically modified.”

On February 14, 2013, HB.245, a bill to require the mandatory labeling of food that contains genetically engineered ingredients was introduced to the Missouri legislature. The bill was introduced by Representatives Ellington and Webb and co-sponsored by Montecillo, Hummel, Newman, Rizzo, Ellinger, Gardner, Dunn, LaFaver, and Walton Gray.

The bill was later withdrawn and is no longer active.

According to the bill summary, HB.245 would have:

“Requires all food and food products sold in Missouri that are or contain genetically modified products to be labeled indicating that the food is or contains genetically modified products.”

Right to Know Missouri is a coalition of mothers, farmers, public health advocates and everyday citizens who are organizing for their right to label genetically engineered foods. We are working to raise awareness of GMOs in our food supply and educate Missourians about how to win GMO labeling in the Show Me state!

To learn more about what’s happening in Missouri, please visit Right to Know Missouri.