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Lawmaker Attacks GMO Food Labeling Law Because Of “Massive Loophole”

June 28, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) issued a statement sharply criticizing recently passed federal legislation purportedly designed to make it easier for consumers to determine if their foods contain GMOs. The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard has a “massive loophole,” the congressman wrote, because it allows food companies to use an electronic label – a “QR code” – to disclose GMOs. Blumenauer said that means only people with “ample time” and smartphones that can read the codes can tell if there are GMOs in their food products. The USDA has asked for public comment on how to implement the law. [Image Credit: © Office of Rep. Earl Bluenauer ]
Earl Blumenauer, "You Deserve To Know What’s In Your Food", News release, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, June 28, 2017, © Rep. Earl Blumenauer
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