Congress passes bill to prevent state GMO food-labeling laws

Genetically Modified Food

House lawmakers passed legislation Thursday to pre-empt states from labeling foods containing genetically engineered organisms, better known as “GMOs,” giving the Food and Drug Administration the sole authority regarding such labels.

The legislation is an effort by mostly Republican lawmakers to undermine a drive by environmental activists to pass labeling laws on a state-by-state basis.

Titled the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act., the bill passed 275-150 with 45 Democrats joining the Republicans. The legislation now goes to the Senate, where it is expected to be supported by the Republican majority there.

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1 thought on “Congress passes bill to prevent state GMO food-labeling laws”

  1. Another fine vote by your local representative in Congress. These are the true party lines.
    This is just another vote that will come back to hit them when Donald Trump questions why they voted for it.
    GMOs have deep pockets and can afford to spend a lot of money on courting your representative.
    The Federal Food and Drug Administration says? Who are they that they know all about the side effects of GMOs? Or for that matter genetically altered wheat . . .
    One such effect might be limiting the number of children one is capable of having after consuming GMOs.
    There is no evidence saying it will or will not happen that way. But as a conservative person at a grocery store I would never buy food with a GMO label on it. So by all means hide that the GMO food is on the shelf.
    Eat cereal any time in the last month? You have already eaten GMO food as most of the cereals on the market contain it.
    I wonder if Donald Trump will expose that little fact to the public.
    Or how your representative voted?

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