House Approves GMO Food Labeling Law

July 14, 2016 04:54 PM
 
 

The House of Representatives on Thursday approved a law that will require labeling on foods with genetically modified ingredients, sending it next to the White House.

The federal legislation is expected to bring some certainty and consistency to food companies, which have feared a patchwork of conflicting state laws after Vermont’s GMO food labeling law took effect July 1.

Farm groups and food manufacturing associations praised the passage of the bill, which was approved earlier this month by the Senate. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill, which will make it a law.

“The passage of this bill allows for both consumers and producers to move on from this fight, and benefit from a uniformed, standardized labeling law across the country,” said Richard Wilkins, president of the American Soybean Association. “We believe this thoughtfully-crafted compromise provides consumers with the information they need, without stigmatizing a safe and sustainable food technology.”

USDA will have two years to write the rules of the new legislation, which will cover foods created with conventional recombinant DNA techniques. It will not extend to plants or other food products created with CRISPR, a new and more precise gene-editing technology. Foods that consist primarily of beef, poultry, pork or eggs will not be required to carry a GMO label, even if they ate feed containing GM corn or soybeans.

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Paul H
Lexington, KY
7/15/2016 10:44 AM
 

  EXCUSE ME for correcting your spin but, and I quote “We believe this thoughtfully-crafted compromise provides consumers with the information they need, without stigmatizing a safe and sustainable food technology.” Here is a fact for you, a food system (GMO's) that has #1 been deemed time and time again by UNBIASED researchers overwhelmingly agree GMO food is not safe. #2 A "food" system that requires copious amounts of glyphosate (a known carcinogen) amongst tons upon tons of other herbicides and pesticides to grow is not safe or sustainable! FACT: Every person should be told exactly what they are putting in their body! The consumer will then decide if they want clean GOD created food, or chemical laced facsimiles of food. Corporations who DO NOT CARE one single bit about our health and only profits should have ZERO voice in the matter and be totally supportive to what the peoples demands are b/c this touches ALL lives.

 
 
Ken Peterson
Spicewood, TX
7/15/2016 07:28 AM
 

  You don't say labeling in words or a cell phone readable block????

 
 
kyle
greencreek , ID
7/15/2016 10:40 PM
 

  100 bucks Paul has ate seedless grapes or a seedless watermelon....oh the irony.

 
 

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