Oregon House Bills Introduced To label GMO's and Ban GMO FishSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:02
Oregon House Bills Introduced To label GMO's and Ban GMO Fish
March 22, 2013
The Oregon House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources heard testimony Thursday regarding three bills concerning genetically modified organisms including labeling initiatives and an outright ban on the importation of genetically-engineered fish.
H.B. 2175 would require foods that contain or are produced using genetically modified material to be labeled. Supporters of the bill point to the fact that over 80 percent of food in US grocery stores contain genetically modified ingredients yet have no indication directly on the product. Those in opposition, such as the bio-tech giant Monsanto, claim labeling would harm them and local economies financially and would put a stigma on their products that they claim are safe.