Thursday, June 21, 2012

Center For Food Safety: Urgent Farm Bill Amendment on Labeling of GE Foods

Urgent Farm Bill Amendment on Labeling of GE Foods

As you probably know, the Farm Bill debates are in full swing, and there is a key amendment on the labeling of GE foods that needs your help to pass! This amendment could be voted on any moment, so please take a moment to contact Congress now!

Absent clear labeling of GE foods, consumers are deprived necessary and important information about the foods they are purchasing. In response, dozens of U.S. states have introduced legislation and many are currently considering bills that would require the labeling of GE foods. Unfortunately, fear mongering and massive corporate spending has intimidated states from moving forward to pass legislation.

That is why Senators Sanders and Boxer have introduced amendment #2310 (Consumers Right to Know About Genetically Engineered Food Act) that clarifies the existing authority that states have to require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods.

Tell your Senators to support Senate Amendment 2310!

For more information, please read:

June 14, 2012

Senator Sanders introduces an amendment to the farm bill that would require labeling of foods produced through genetic engineering or derived from organisms that have been genetically engineered.

The measure also would require the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to report to Congress within two years on the percentage of food and beverages in the United States that contain genetically-engineered ingredients.

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