While the Dark Act and TPP are threatening GMO labeling efforts, Senator Maria Sachs and Representative Vasilinda sponsored 3 GMO labeling bills that are being put forth in Florida – Senate bills SB 1700 and SB 1708, and House bill HB 1369.
Polls report that ‘9 of 10’ people want to know what’s in their food, and while 64 other countries already require GMO labeling, and 30 countries (including the Philippines) have banned GMOs, we still have no idea what is in our food.
In addition to the concerns about glyphosate (round-up) in our food, GMO products just do not contain the same nutrition that natural foods do. It does not matter which side of the debate about GMOs you are on, helpful or harmful, everyone still should have a right to know exactly what they are putting into their bodies and feeding their family.
If you care what you and your family are eating, call or write and ask your Senator to co-sponsor SB 1700 and SB 1708 today!
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Here is an overview of the 3 bills that have been introduced, SB 1700, SB 1708, and HB 1369.
HB 1369: Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods
“Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods; Provides mandatory labeling requirements for genetically engineered raw foods & processed foods made with or derived from genetically engineered ingredients; directs DOH to adopt rules; provides for injunctive relief actions; requires court to award costs & fees under certain circumstances; specifies injunctive relief actions do not preclude civil actions for damages or personal injury.
SB 1700: Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods
“Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods; Providing mandatory labeling requirements for genetically engineered raw foods and processed foods made with or derived from genetically engineered ingredients by a specified date, etc.”
SB 1708: Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods
“Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods; Providing lists of raw agricultural commodities at high risk or potentially at risk for cultivation in a genetically engineered form; requiring the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to publish the lists by a specified date and to update a published list annually, etc.”