13 Mar '12, 7pm

Fifty-Five Members Of Congress Call On FDA To Require Labeling Of Genetically Engineered Foods

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page and our Millions Against Monsanto page . This morning a bicameral letter signed by 55 Members of Congress was sent to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg calling on the agency to require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. The bicameral, bipartisan letter led by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) was written in support of a legal petition filed by the Center for Food Safety (CFS) on behalf of the Just Label It campaign and its nearly 400 partner organizations and businesses; many health, consumer, environmental, and farming organizations, as well as food companies, are also signatories. Since CFS filed the labeling petition in October 2011, the public has submitted over 850,000 comments in support of labeling...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_25041.cfm

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