Congress rejects bill in vote to protect food and food labeling | Food & Health | Scoop.it

by KENNETH SCHORTGEN JR, Examiner


In a new bill in Congress that was brought to the Senate floor for a vote on June 21, lawmakers rejected a provision that would have allowed states to force producers to label food products appropriately in the cases of GMO, and other genetically engineered methods. Those in opposition to the provision killed the bill with a 73-26 marginal vote...


...The FDA regulates what can be used in food processing, and imposes an extensive list of what must be on product labels. However, in the cases of labeling GMO or genetically engineered products, their track record has been absent. Perhaps it is because a former Monsanto executive now runs the FDA for the Obama administration...[MORE]


Via Jessica English