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National GMO Labeling Bill Reintroduced as U.S. Reps, Citizens Demand the Right to Know
By Nick Meyer On February 12, 2015
A new bipartisan bill that would give Americans more information about what’s in their food was reintroduced on Thursday, Feb. 12 in both the U.S. Senate and House, as announced on the Center for Food Safety’s website.
The bill, introduced by Sens. Barbara Boxer of California, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon, would require that food manufacturers label foods that contain genetically modified ingredients.
“We cannot continue to keep Americans in the dark about the food they eat,” said Rep. Peter DeFazio.
“More than sixty other countries make it easy for consumers to choose. Why should the U.S. be any different? If food manufacturers stand by their product and the technology they use to make it, they should have no problem disclosing that information to consumers.”