Sunday, March 9, 2014

CA GE Labeling Campaign

CA GE Labeling Campaign:

"California takes up bill to label genetically engineered foods

Sacramento, Calif – Answering the call for greater transparency and choices in the food system, California State Senator Noreen Evans (D – Santa Rosa) introduced a new bill, SB 1381 on February 21, 2014, to label genetically engineered (GE, genetically modified, or GMO) foods sold in California.

The bill is sponsored by a broad-based coalition of 16 environmental, consumer, food groups and small businesses called Californians for GE Food Labeling representing over a half million Californians. The bill is expected to face opposition from pesticide corporations and industrial food manufacturers. 

“Californians agree — we want the choice about the food we put on our dinner tables. We want a choice about the legacy we leave the Golden State’s children,” said Debbie Friedman, a co-chair of Moms Advocating Sustainability, one of the coalition groups. “Labeling genetically engineered foods gives us the opportunity to make informed decisions about our food, from farm to fork.""

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