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Unsafe Genetically Modified Food

April 3, 2009
Stephen Lendman
4/3/2009

GMO Proliferation Bills in the US Congress

Four in all so far plus another authorizing funding under a 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act. One is HR 875: “Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009.” Introduced in the House on February 4 by Rep. Rosa DeLauro, (D, CT) whose husband has ties to Monsanto, with 39 co-sponsors, it’s been referred to the Agriculture and Energy and Commerce Committees for consideration as follows:

  • discussion,
  • possible hearings,
  • “mark-up” to make changes and add amendments,
  • then a vote on further action – to either table or send to the full chamber for a vote, the regular procedure for House and Senate legislation.

The bill’s text is deceptively innocuous. Its header reads:

“To establish the Food Safety Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services to protect the public health by preventing food-borne illnesses, ensuring the safety of food, improving research on contaminants leading to food-borne illness and improving security of food from intentional contamination, and for other purposes.”

The story continues …..

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