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About GE Food Labeling in the corporate United States:
“If you want to know if your food contains gluten, aspartame, high fructose corn syrup, trans-fats or MSG, you simply read the label. But if you want to know if your food is genetically engineered (GE), you’re not going to find any information on the package.
Why? Because unlike most other developed countries http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/ge-map/ — such as the 15 nations in the European Union, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Russia and China—the U.S. has no laws requiring labeling of GE foods. Yet polls have repeatedly shown that the overwhelming majority of Americans—over 90% in most polls—believe GE foods should be labeled”.
See polls’ results here — http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/issues/976/ge-food-labeling/us-polls-on-ge-food-labeling
Example 1 — The New York Times, 07/27/13
A recent New York Times poll found that 93% of Americans favor labeling of GE food: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/28/science/strong-support-for-labeling-modified-foods.html?_r=0
Why keep unsuspecting consumers in the “Dark”?
“Unsuspecting consumers by the tens of millions are being allowed to purchase and consume unlabeled GE foods, despite the fact that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does no independent testing of their safety. In fact, documents uncovered in prior Center for Food Safety litigation show that scientists within FDA indicated that the foods could pose serious risks. Nonetheless, FDA only holds a voluntary (and confidential) meeting with industry before allowing commercialization of these foods and relies entirely on the data the industry chooses to show them.
So why has the FDA not acted to require labeling?
Almost 20 years ago, FDA decided that GE foods did not need to be labeled because they were not “materially” different from other foods. While the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires the FDA to prevent consumer deception by clarifying that a food label is misleading if it omits significant, “material” information, the FDA issued a policy statement in 1992 that limited what it considered “material” to only changes in food that could be noted by taste, smell or other senses. Since GE foods can’t be “sensed” in this way, FDA declared them to be “substantially equivalent” to conventionally produced foods, and no labeling was required. It was, and remains, a political decision, not a scientific one. Two decades later, this outdated policy is still in effect. Yet the 21st century has brought fundamental changes to food that cannot be sensed; first through genetic engineering and, soon, through nanotechnology and synthetic biology”.
Obama Promises to Label GMOs – YouTube (back in 2007?)
Oct 6, 2011 – Uploaded by fooddemocracynow
While on the campaign trail in 2007, Barack Obama promised to label GMO foods if elected.
“Strategically” LATE (again) in protecting the American People’s interests regarding one of the most basic necessities and issues affecting “quality-of-life” and the “Health” of the population of the entire country — Obama lags sorely behind even some 3rd World countries. If this was an oversight, it would be one thing. However, seeing that Obama signed H.R.933 into law in 2013, a bill WRITTEN by Monsanto for Monsanto’s interests…Americans will have to draw their own conclusions.
It appears that American’s foodstuffs get made the same way legislation and policies get made – by Corporations & Lobbyists — not by mass popular opinion, and the desire of The People.
Obama signs Monsanto Protection Act! It’s Time to Label GMOs!
“We regret to inform you that President Barack Obama has signed H.R. 933, which contained the Monsanto Protection Act, into law. President Obama knowingly signed the Monsanto Protection Act over the urgent pleas of more than 250,000 Americans who asked that he use his executive authority to veto it. President Obama failed to live up to his oath to protect the American people and our constitution”.
May 25, 2013 – Monsanto Protection Act Signed By Obama, GMO Bill “Written By Monsanto” Signed Into Law. By Global Research News.
Monsanto’s Government Ties — http://www.redicecreations.com/specialreports/monsanto.html
“The company also formerly manufactured controversial products such as the insecticide DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange, and recombinant bovine somatotropin (a.k.a. bovine growth hormone)”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsanto
January 16, 2014 STORY
By JENNY HOPKINSON | 1/16/14 11:25 AM EST Updated: 1/16/14 1:49 PM EST
Lawmakers, representatives from the organic food industry and consumer groups are urging the White House to require the labeling of genetically modified foods, arguing that the president should follow through with a 2007 campaign promise he made to take action on the issue.