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Federal Law Would Make GMO Labeling Voluntary, Preempt State Laws

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This article comes from the Daily Sheeple.

by Melissa Melton

Claiming they are merely seeking a “national solution,” mega food corporations are pushing a federal GMO labeling law.

The problem is, the law would be voluntary and it would preempt every state in this country from passing legislation that isn’t according to a draft obtained by Politico.

“But the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents such food and beverage leaders as ConAgra, PepsiCo and Kraft, isn’t exactly joining the anti-GMO movement. It’s advocating for an industry-friendly, law with a voluntary federal standard — a move that food activists see as a power grab by an industry that has tried to kill GMO labeling initiatives every step of the way.

GMA is looking for a federal solution to GMO labeling that would require the FDA to set up a voluntary labeling standard for foods that do not contain GMOs and determine the safety of GMO products. A section-by-section summary of the food industry’s legislation reveals it would preclude states from adopting any laws that are not identical to the federal requirements and create a legal framework so that FDA can take a more active role in regulating GMO-labeling claims. [emphasis added]”

While the draft also says the GMO industry must submit to further FDA oversight, that “oversight” apparently involves GMO food makers turning in their own safety determination reports for review — just like Big Agra giants such as Monsanto already do for their GMO crops now. So, really it would just be more business as usual.

Worse, this bill would exempt ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, typically made of genetically modified corn and found in thousands of products on grocery store shelves. In fact, the bill would exempt so much, it might as well not exist:

“The draft further includes provisions that would allow a GMO-free claim to be made on dairy products from cows that consumed GMO feed and drugs developed by biotechnology, as well as foods that have been developed with a genetically engineered enzyme or processing aid, such as cheese and alcohol.” (source)

Read more here.

While the draft also says the GMO industry must submit to further FDA oversight, that “oversight” apparently involves GMO food makers turning in their own safety determination reports for review — just like Big Agra giants such as Monsanto already do for their GMO crops now. So, really it would just be more business as usual.

Worse, this bill would exempt ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, typically made of genetically modified corn and found in thousands of products on grocery store shelves. In fact, the bill would exempt so much, it might as well not exist:

– See more at: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/federal-law-would-make-gmo-labeling-voluntary-preempt-state-laws_012014#sthash.FGI6B9zn.dpuf

Claiming they are merely seeking a “national solution,” mega food corporations are pushing a federal GMO labeling law.

The problem is, the law would be voluntary and it would preempt every state in this country from passing legislation that isn’t according to a draft obtained by Politico.

– See more at: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/federal-law-would-make-gmo-labeling-voluntary-preempt-state-laws_012014#sthash.FGI6B9zn.dpuf

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2 comments

  1. GMO labeling? Forget it if the big corporate food industry
    and the government minions who take their orders have their
    way. Why not, big corporate America makes the money and the
    powers to be get to rule. Americans are getting fascism
    (the merger of corporate and state power) and they are
    paying the bill. But if you like a different label we can
    call it communism. –There will be little difference when
    they take you away.

    THE question is how much longer before they start arresting
    Congressmen who don’t go along with the “program” of total
    control and domination of the American people.

    Who in the heck do Americans think that they are. –Free
    people.

  2. P.S.:
    Would someone please tell me how I can get more fluoride
    to stop the tooth decay that I get from all of the sweets
    and sugar drinks that I consume. I am presently using
    fluoride toothpaste, drink fluoridated water, have my
    teeth treated at the dentist with fluoride, and am going
    to start using a fluoride mouth rinse before I go to bed.

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