GMO Labeling Effort Reaches Washington

GMO labeling has been on the legislation table for years.

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, legislation that would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to label genetically engineered (GE) foods so that consumers can make informed choices about what they eat.

In 2012, GMO labeling legislation failed as a proposition measure in Boxer’s state of California.

Fazio and Boxer have both previously introduced senate bills on GMO labeling.  The last time GMO labeling legislation was introduced in Congress was 1999.

Food labeling affects food choices.  As I discuss in a post on gluten-free diets, food choices affect food employers and food jobs.  It will be very interesting to see who this legislation goes at the nation’s capital.

What do you think about the legislation and how it might go?

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