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U.S. Proposal Would Require Labelling on Genetically Modified Foods

Source:  Copyright 2013, Inter Press Service
Date:  April 24, 2013
Byline:  Carey L. Biron
Original URL: Status ONLINE

A decades-long push to require the labelling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients in the United States received a significant boost Wednesday, when bipartisan bills on the issue were simultaneously proposed in the House and Senate.

Advocates of such measures are reacting with excitement, noting that the new bills appear to be far better positioned than previous such attempts, in terms of both public and Congressional support. If the bills pass, the United States would join 64 other countries that have already put in place similar laws or regulations."The fact of the matter is that, for far too long, the FDA has been playing politics over science." -- Colin O'Neil of CFS

The legislative moves mark the first time that such a bill has been proposed in the U.S. Senate in more than a dozen years, a period during which the use of genetically modified crops has expanded exponentially.

Further, while that earlier iteration, from 2000, ...

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