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Mon Jul 27, 2015, 09:53 PM

House Members who Voted to Stop States from Mandating GMO Labels Rec'd $30M from Ag&Food Industries

allgov.com July 27, 2015

The House of Representatives last week approved a bill, the so-called Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, which will halt state efforts to label genetically modified foods as such. The vote did not break down on party lines, but the bill’s backers appeared to have one thing in common—love of the color green.

According to information at Opensecrets.org, those supporting the bill got about $30 million to do so from Big Ag. The 275 representatives of both parties who voted to keep consumers in the dark about the food they’re consuming averaged $108,900 in contributions from agricultural interests such as Monsanto and food lobbyists such as the Grocery Manufacturers Association in the 2014 election cycle.


Collin Peterson, D-MN

Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minnesota), the ranking member of the Agriculture Committee, got nearly $400,000 from agricultural interests in the last cycle. Committee member Frank Lucas (R-Oklahoma) received about $350,000 from Big Ag in 2014. Bill sponsor Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas) received $10,000 just from the Grocery Manufacturers, the most that group gave any candidate in the 2014 cycle...

http://www.allgov.com/news/where-is-the-money-going/house-members-who-voted-to-stop-states-from-mandating-gmo-labeling-received-30-million-dollars-from-agribusiness-and-food-industries-150727?news=857055

GMO Labeling Laws Around the World: The 64 Countries That Do It

The U.S. currently enforces no mandatory labeling laws on genetically modified foods. Yet we still position ourselves as the world’s most powerful nation. What kind of powerful nation refuses to empower its citizens with the rights to make informed decisions about the food they eat?

These 64 countries, some considerably less “powerful” than the U.S., have mandatory labeling laws on foods containing genetically modified ingredients. You can view a very informative map of the world and the countries with and without GMO labeling laws on the Center for Food Safety’s website. The U.S., along with most of Africa and the Middle East, lags behind the rest of the world, even despite rising consumer concern and pressure on the FDA.



These countries require mandatory labeling of nearly all GMO foods and a labeling threshold of 0.9–1% GMO content. (Threshold refers to content per ingredient in each food item.)

Australia
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Ireland
Kazakhstan
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
UK

These countries require mandatory labeling of many GMO foods and a labeling threshold higher than 1% or undefined. This includes laws with a threshold of 1% for the entire food item.

Brazil
China
Indonesia
Japan
Kenya
Malaysia
South Africa
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Ukraine

These countries require mandatory labeling of some GMO foods, but with numerous exceptions and no labeling threshold defined; or a vague mandatory GMO food labeling law that lacks implemention and enforcement provisions.

Bolivia
Cameroon
Ecuador
El Salvador
Ethiopia
India
Jordan
Mali
Mauritius
Peru
Senegal
Taiwan
Thailand
Tunisia
Vietnam

http://www.organicauthority.com/foodie-buzz/gmo-labeling-laws-around-the-world-the-64-countries-that-do-it.html

Nice Work America- The people in Estonia know more about what they eat than you. The best government money can buy. For Corporations.

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Reply House Members who Voted to Stop States from Mandating GMO Labels Rec'd $30M from Ag&Food Industries (Original post)
nationalize the fed Jul 2015 OP
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Mon Jul 27, 2015, 11:08 PM

1. kick

 

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Mon Jul 27, 2015, 11:32 PM

2. of course they did

fortunately it will not get through the senate

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Tue Jul 28, 2015, 05:37 AM

3. Such an Orwellian name: "Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act". nt

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