I AM NO FAN OF MS. BOXER, OK? Bernie has a conscience. I have blogged about GMO’s, and the Hydra Monsanto. Check this out:
In 49 countries around the world, including all of Europe, people have the opportunity of knowing whether or not they are eating food which contains genetically engineered ingredients. In the United States, we don’t. That is why Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with Sen. Barbara Boxer, introduced an amendment to the agriculture bill which will give states the right to require labels on food products which are genetically engineered. A vote on Bernie’s amendment is expected later this week.
Below article from LabelGMOs.org is in CA. (!) Gold font my emphasis. When you shop, look at how many products have “high fructose corn syrup” in them, then note that corn has been engineered to produce its own pesticides. You are what you eat.
What Are We Eating?
Fact: GMO’s have not been proven safe, and the long-term health risks on humans of genetically modified foods have not been adequately investigated.
We have a Right to Know What’s in our Food
We Currently Eat Genetically Engineered Food, But Don’t Know It
The Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods Are Unclear
The issue of GM food safety was first discussed at a meeting of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and biotech representatives in 1990. The “substantial equivalence” concept was proposed in early 1996. The adoption of the concept of substantial equivalence allowed permission to market and sell new foods without any safety or toxicology tests as long as they were not too different in chemical composition to foods already on the market. [FDA GRAS proposal] To decide if a modified product is substantially equivalent, the product is tested by the manufacturer for unexpected changes in a limited set of variables such as toxins, nutrients or allergens that are known to be present in the unmodified food. If these tests show no significant difference between the modified and unmodified products, then no further food safety testing is required.