Pending legislation would let food producers decide whether
to label their products that contain genetically engineered or modified
ingredients or not. If the so-called Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of
2015 passes, it would preempt any state laws for the mandatory labeling of
foods containing GM ingredients.
The bill has passed the House, and now awaits consideration in the Senate. A separate Senate version of the voluntary GMO labeling bill, which would also
preempt state efforts, is in the works—except this version would place it under
the jurisdiction of the Senate Agricultural Committee, whose chair has received
the second highest amount of money from the agricultural services and products
sector and is among the top three senators receiving money from the food
processing and sales sector.
Tell your senators that consumers that
you, like 93% of Americans, support the mandatory
labeling of GMOs. Urge them NOT to support the House and Senate bills that
would leave it up to food companies to decide whether to label GMOs.
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Citizens Have a Right to Know What's In Their Food!
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