13 Dec '11, 6pm

Genetically Engineered Safety Act: The New Food Safety Bill?

Genetically Engineered Safety Act: The New Food Safety Bill?

Initiatives like the Non-GMO Project have been working to educate consumers about the risks that come with genetically-modified crops , which are now in at least 70 percent of the processed foods in this country. There are risks to human health and there's the contamination of neighboring farms , and some have taken to the courts —which are starting to listen . Now, Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich has announced legislation that would prohibit the open-air cultivation of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in pharmaceutical and industrial crops. The Genetically Engineered Safety Act is intended to prevent, according to a press release from Kucinich's office, biological contamination of our food supply. It would "also establish a tracking system to regulate the growing, handling, transportation, and disposal of pharmaceutical and industrial crops." More from the Kucinich stateme...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/genetically-engineer...

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