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Labels on GM Foods Gaining Lawmakers Support

Posted in Basic GMO Information by stopmonsanto on July 15, 2010

Dennis Kucinich is a well respected advocate for GM labeling and is helping stop the madness Monsanto has created for this world. He recently introduced three new bills to the House realting to GM food labeling. More specifically, “labeling of food containing genetically engineered material, the cultivation and handling of genetically engineered crops, and the establishment of a set of farmer rights regarding genetically engineered animals, plants, and seeds.” (GMO Journal)
Kucinich stated:

To ensure we can maximize benefits and minimize hazards, Congress must provide a comprehensive regulatory framework for all Genetically Engineered products. Structured as a common-sense precaution to ensure GE foods do no harm, these bills will ensure that consumers are protected, food safety measures are strengthened, farmers’ rights are better protected and biotech companies are responsible for their products.

This is Kucinich’s fifth attempt to label GMOs. In both 2003 and 2008 his Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act bills only made it to House sub-committees. His newest bill holds more hope because it is backed with the support of the recent Suprme Court decision on GMOs.

Sources:
http://blogs.alternet.org/gmojournal/2010/07/14/lawmakers-propose-labeling-in-response-to-supreme-courts-monsanto-decision/

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