GMO anti-labeling law will soon be passed by the senate of the US Congress
Soon the Senate will decide if you will have the right to know if you are consuming food products containing GMO food components which are contaminated with glyphosates (remember agent orange?) which WHO has said are cancer causing. The House has already decided 2 to 1 that you grocery store will not carry products with GMO designations. Over 60 countries in the world have passed laws that mandate the food products be labeled if they carry GMO ingredients. I’ve attached a chart that shows the millions of dollars spent on lobbying your Congressman to prevent us from knowing what we consume. The bottom line of mega corporations are more important than your health. The politicians take the GMO dollars for running for office. It is the American way. This is just one example why this country is being dummied down, the middle class is suffering, the poor are becoming poorer and we are becoming a second class country.
Library of Congress Summary of the House bill that was passed.
Senate version coming up in the next session. The intent is to NOT have GMO food products labeled as such. Citizens Right to Know what they are consuming will be further
Denied. Already, the FDA has allowed “Natural Flavor” ingredients be added to food labels without disclosing what is the content of “Natural Flavors”
The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015
This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the developer of a bioengineered organism intended as food to submit a premarket biotechnology notification to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A “bioengineered organism” (commonly called a “genetically modified organism” or “GMO”) is a plant or part of a plant that has been modified through recombinant DNA techniques in a way that could not be obtained using conventional breeding techniques.
The premarket notification must include the developer’s determination that food from, containing, or consisting of the GMO (GMO food) is as safe as a comparable non-GMO food. For the GMO to be sold as food, the FDA must not object to the developer’s determination. If the FDA determines that there is a material difference between a GMO food and a comparable non-GMO food, the FDA can specify labeling that informs consumers of the difference.
A food label can only claim that a food is non-GMO if the ingredients are subject to certain supply chain process controls. No food label can suggest that non-GMO foods are safer than GMO foods. A food can be labeled as non-GMO even if it is produced with a GMO processing aid or enzyme or derived from animals fed GMO feed or given GMO drugs.
The FDA must allow, but not require, GMO food to be labeled as GMO.
The FDA must regulate the use of “natural” on food labels.
This bill amends the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to require the Agricultural Marketing Service to establish a program to certify non-GMO food.
This bill preempts state and local restrictions on GMOs or GMO food and labeling requirements for GMOs, GMO food, non-GMO food, or “natural” food.