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States will not have a word on GMO labeling

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By SisiBroad | March 19, 2016 9:39 am

Why can’t the American citizen know what is in the food that he eats when Europeans can?

Consumer advocacy groups have aggressively pushed the public’s right to know what is in food.

A bill introduced Wednesday, March 16, 2016 would put the FDA in charge of overseeing the labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients. It’s crucial to preventing states from enacting their own requirements to regulate genetically modified organisms (GMOs) – the controversial ingredients.

In the United States, up to 80% of packaged foods contain ingredients that have been genetically modified, according to the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), which represents more than 300 food and beverage companies including Kellogg, PepsiCo and H.J. Heinz

SENATE BILL WOULD HAVE BANNED STATE-MANDATED GMO LABELING MEASURES.

SENATE BILL WOULD HAVE BANNED STATE-MANDATED GMO LABELING MEASURES.

“(This bill) will add more fuel to the fire, more people will now be alerted to the fact that some legislators … are working to deny them the right to know something they badly want to know,” Faber said. “GMA and BIO have enormous resources that they will deploy and we will do everything we can block this bill from ever moving forward.”

Consumer advocacy groups have aggressively pushed the public’s right to know what is in food.

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a controversial bill that would have made labeling genetically modified organisms in food products voluntary. The bill needed 60 votes to pass and only received 44

The Senate did the right thing,” said Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch. “People want to know if the food they buy contains GMO ingredients. It’s time for Congress to create a mandatory on-package labeling requirement so people can decide for themselves whether they want to eat a food that has been produced using genetic engineering.”

So much for the states’ rights and so much for our health

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