Monday, February 13, 2012

Gentically Modified Food Bills in Congress

Dennis Kucinich has introduced three bills regarding genetically engineered food . They all have sponsors and  they are listed below. I have listed the sponsors as links as well as the committees currently discussing the bills so you can contact these folks to let them know how you feel about each bill. At the bottom of the page I have listed a link that allow you to easily see who your representative is and contact them about these bills. Let your representative know you want them to be a co-sponsor of this bill. Every persons input counts.

1) H.R. 3553: Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Federal Meat Inspection Act, and the Poultry Products Inspection Act to require that food that contains a genetically engineered material, or that is produced with a genetically engineered material, be labeled accordingly.
sponsored by Dennis Kucinich of Ohio.

sponsored by Dennis Kucinich of Ohio.

Cosponsors:


This act has currently been referred to the following committees:

House Agriculture
House Energy and Commerce
House Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health


2) H.R.3554 - Genetically Engineered Pharmaceutical and Industrial Crop Safety Act 
 
To prohibit the open-air cultivation of genetically engineered pharmaceutical and industrial crops, to prohibit the use of common human food or animal feed as the host plant for a genetically engineered pharmaceutical or industrial chemical, to establish a tracking system to regulate the growing, handling, transportation, and disposal of pharmaceutical and industrial crops and their byproducts to prevent human, animal, and general environmental exposure to genetically engineered pharmaceutical and industrial crops and their byproducts, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the safety of genetically engineered foods, and for other purposes.

sponsored by Dennis Kucinich of Ohio

Cosponsors:

This act has currently been referred to the following committees:
House Agriculture
House Energy and Commerce 

3) H.R. 3555: Genetically Engineered Technology Farmer Protection Act 

To provide additional protections for farmers and ranchers that may be harmed economically by genetically engineered seeds, plants, or animals, to ensure fairness for farmers and ranchers in their dealings with biotech companies that sell genetically engineered seeds, plants, or animals, to assign liability for injury caused by genetically engineered organisms, and for other purposes.

sponsored by Dennis Kucinich of Ohio

Cosponsors:
Hansen Clarke [D-MI13]
Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
Raul Grijalva [D-AZ7]
Fortney Stark [D-CA13]

The bill has been referred to the following committees:
House Agriculture
House Energy and Commerce
House Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health
House Judiciary
House Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law

Please contact your representatives and ask them to co-sponsor these bills. I am including a link here that will allow you to easily look up your federal representatives names (gives you both state and federal- this is a federal issue) and contact address/email/phone numbers. http://www.leg.state.or.us/findlegsltr/
 

 





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