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WASHINGTON D.C. (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has cosponsored bipartisan legislation that would require the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) to clearly label genetically engineered (GE) foods so that
consumers can make informed choices about what they eat.
"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 Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who delivered
remarks on the House floor about the legislation today. "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."
Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act (H.R. 1699), would require labeling for GE
whole foods and processed foods, including fish and seafood. The measure would
direct the FDA to write new labeling standards for GE foods that are consistent
with U.S. labeling standards and international standards.