A federal labeling law may sadly be the lesser of two evils.
Anti-GMO-er Tom Colicchio raves in the NYTimes:
Activists want to use GMO labeling to scare consumers. They also want the opportunity to have the 50 states issue their own GMO labeling requirements, each one crazier than the next, thereby making it difficult if not impossible to market GMO foods,
The federal law would preempt the states with some amount of labeling. While that solves the problem of activists using the states to block GMOs, it still wrongfully gives credence to the notion that GMO salmon is somehow significantly different in terms of safety and risk than wild salmon. And just ain’t so.