The push for GMO labeling has received a major legislative boost as 45 members of the House of Representatives and 10 members of the Senate have signed a bicameral and bipartisan letter sent to the Food and Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg asking the agency to require labeling for genetically engineered foods. The letter supports the petition by the Center for Food Safety with over 850,000 Americans and more than 70 businesses and organizations backing the initiative. They are asking the FDA to review its 20-year-old policy statement that has allows GE foods to be marketed without labels; nearly 50 countries including the entire EU have mandatory labeling policies for GE foods. "FDA's two-decade old decision is bad policy based on outdated science and must be revoked. The American consumer deserves the same fundamental freedoms and choices of other nations' citizens," Said Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director for the Center for Food Safety.
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