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DeFazio Blasts 'Monsanto Provision' in Fast Track Legislation

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Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) spoke out against a provision buried in trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation that could help a government or multinational corporation attack state or national laws that require the labeling of genetically engineered foods


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Thursday May 7, 2015, 5:45 pm
Thank you.

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Friday May 8, 2015, 2:15 am
“Consumers coast-to-coast are fighting for the right to know what is in the food they are feeding their families, but fast track would make it even harder to get commonsense food labels,” said Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch. “This approach to trade could eliminate country of origin labeling and GMO labeling and weaken imported food inspection to satisfy the corporate interests who are writing these trade deals.”

“At a time when Americans overwhelmingly want a right to know what they are buying and feeding their families, it is appalling that Congress would encourage stripping other countries of their right to label genetically engineered foods,” said Colin O’Neil, Director of Government Affairs at Center for Food Safety. “Each country has justifiably required the labeling of GE foods; the only thing that cannot be justified is why consumers in the US don’t have the same right to know as consumers in 64 other countries around the world.”FROM THE ARTICLE

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Ben O (135)
Friday May 8, 2015, 10:18 am
Any bad news for Monsanto is GOOD news!

Vikram S (41)
Friday May 8, 2015, 9:56 pm
thanks for sharing

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penny C (83)
Friday May 15, 2015, 6:21 pm
Thanks Kathy.
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