Maui News

Gabbard Cosponsors Genetically Engineered Labeling Bill

April 25, 2013, 8:32 AM HST
* Updated April 25, 8:35 AM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00
A
A
A

Kahului, Maui - March 23, 2013, Rally against GMOs.  File photo by Rodney Yap.

Kahului, Maui – March 23, 2013, Rally against GMOs. File photo by Rodney Yap.

By Wendy Osher

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaiʻi cosponsored bipartisan legislation on Wednesday that would require labeling of genetically engineered food.

The Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, would reportedly require the Food and Drug Administration to clearly label GE foods so that consumers can make more informed choices about what they eat.

According to information released by Gabbard’s office, more than 1.5 million Americans have filed comments with the FDA, urging it to label GE foods. She said national surveys have also shown strong support for such legislation.

“Food is a basic necessity in our everyday lives, and people have a right to know what is in the food that we eat,” said Rep. Gabbard in a press release announcing the introduction of HR1699.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

“I have long been an advocate of labeling food containing GE products because consumers deserve honest, transparent information about their food. This legislation puts consumers first and will empower them to make informed choices for themselves and their families,” she said.

E-Mail Newsletters Receive daily or weekly updates via e-mail. Subscribe Now
News Alerts Breaking news alerts on your mobile device. Get the App

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments