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GMO Labeling Bill Voted Down In Senate

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The United States Senate decided again Thursday that it simply does not want to let states tell people whether or not they are eating genetically modified food.

The Senate voted overwhelmingly -- 71 to 27-- against an amendment to the sweeping farm bill, squashing a measure that would not have required labeling of genetically modified organisms, but merely would have let states decide if they wanted to require such labeling.

"The concept we're talking about today is a fairly commonsense and non-radical idea," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the sponsor of the amendment, said shortly before the vote. "All over the world, in the European Union, in many other countries around the world, dozens and dozens of countries, people are able to look at the food that they are buying and determine through labeling whether or not that product contains genetically modified organisms."

Sanders has noted that more than 3,000 ingredients are required to be labeled, but genetically modified ingredients are not part of that list. His state and Connecticut have passed laws to require such labeling, but Sanders said local leaders fear that large biotech corporations such as Monsanto could sue the states on the grounds that they are preempting federal authority. He said his bill would make clear that states can do what they want on the issue.

I decided to put this is the conspiracy category primarily because of this statement:

I believe we must rely on the FDA's science-based examination before we make conclusions about food ingredients derived from genetically modified foods


I firmly believe that the FDA approval on many GMOs lacks any real depth with respect to long.term and environmental impact.

To be clear, I´m not against GM foods. I just believe that if the majority of people are calling for labelling, then it should happen.

U.S. Polls on GE Food Labeling


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I think they should be labeled. I'm tired of big corporations running the show.

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Simbi Laveau

The FDA are the ones who deemed walnuts a drug,and pizza a vegetable. They are also the ones that say a misused herb is illegal ,but then approve HUNDREDS OF DRUGS ,with hundreds of side affects,that kill 1000s. I beg to differ with anything they claim .

They are ,in essence ,murderers .

Their science seems to lack any real research . If it did,none of the drugs they allow on the market,would be on the market .

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I'm against GMO as long as:

1. They're proved safe in long terms, safe in decades of use. Proved without doubt as humanly possible.

2. There's good enough alternatives for GMO and part 1. hasn't been fulfilled.

Right now both make me lean against GMO. I guess this industry too needs something like what happened to tobacco industry before there can actually be a chance, maybe not even then.

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