In contrast, any food item that’s certified organic can not contain genetically modified ingredients.
The Chipotle Cultivate Festival had it all: an indie pop band on stage, long lines at the beer booths, folks hanging out on a hot summer day. Sorta like a Grateful Dead concert-with free burritos. She supports GMO labels and likens it to a problem from the past, like cigarettes. At the very least, shouldn’t we have a choice to avoid them if we want to? Consumers Union did a study last year that shows the requirement of labeling genetically engineered food ingredients will cost consumers less than a penny per day or $2.30/person annually.
In July, the House approved a bill to block any state-level mandatory genetically-modified-organism labeling.
Presenting her findings at a recent conference, Kolodinsky said the results show that GMO labels would simply give consumers more information about their purchasing decisions.
He then spends 5,000+ words discussing genetically engineered virus-resistant papaya that represents less than 0.001 percent of GMO crop acreage worldwide, and beta-carotene-enriched genetically engineered rice that represents exactly zero percent. Consequently, even if you have never before called or written to your United States Senators to oppose a piece of legislation, now would be a good time to do so (before you and your children are made unwitting consumers of genetically engineered foods). Political debate on economic justice for all and liberty for all could help bring about the domestic and national tranquility that our constitution requires. Common crops include alfalfa, canola, corn, cotton, soy, squash and sugar beets.
“When I started looking into what’s in the food that I feed my son, I discovered how hard it is to figure it out”, Fast and the Furious actor Jordana Brewster says in the video. We hope you’ll contact your Senators today, and give them the information below, so they can vote the right way and protect your right to know what’s in your food.
Currently, an organization called the Non-GMO Project is the de facto standard-setter for Non-GMO food labeling. If Russian Federation and China get to know whether their food contains GMOs, shouldn’t we? Those interests also contributed three-and-a-half times more in campaign donations to lawmakers than the other side, according to Maplight, which tracks money in politics. The bill included more support for organic farmers, research and crop insurance.
“The issue isn’t even really about GMOs”, Bain says.
Currently, biotechnology seed companies and their advocates are oversimplifying the hundreds of factors involved in the GMO production process to broadcast the myth of a “scientific consensus” that GMO foods are safe. But all reputable studies to date have not demonstrated that GE crop varieties generate any significant increase in yields, nor any significant improvement in overall food productivity. The legislation directs the Department of Agriculture to establish a voluntary nongenetically engineered food certification program that would govern labeling of non-GMO food products in a uniform manner across the country.
The Pompeo bill, passed by a large margin, now moves to the U.S. Senate. Sen.