Monday, April 14, 2014

'Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act' Is Anything But

Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

There are currently at least 24 states that have introduced their own versions of genetically modified food labeling laws.

A new bill will sweep them all into oblivion under the federal rug.

It will provide less information to consumers, throw all authority onto the FDA and will paint consumers who have valid concerns as bullies and loons with false "activist claims." In other words - the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014 is supporting something that is safe - if you pipe up, you are unreasonably pushing something dangerous. The danger? A simply label change depicting a GMO. One that is considerably more humble than current and constant label changes that include "No preservatives!" "No HFCS!" "Gluten-free!" Unlike what the bill's title suggests, it means less ingredient labeling and less oversight.

But to have states make their own guidelines (in response to their constituents) is too confusing of a mish-mash according to the HR 4432's sponsor, US Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.).