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Oregon set to ban GM salmon and mandate GMO labeling

(NaturalNews) All across the country, people are rising up and demanding that the foods they eat be properly identified and honestly labeled. And the constituency of the state of Oregon is no exception, where a trio of legislative bills recently introduced would require that all genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) be properly labeled, as well as prohibit the import and sale of GM salmon, the first transgenic animal to ever be preliminarily approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for human consumption.

H.B. 2175, whose chief sponsor is Representative Deborah Boone (D-Cannon Beach), provisions that all foods containing or made with genetically-engineered (GE) material be properly labeled in the state of Oregon. Any food products made with or containing GMOs that are not properly labeled beginning on January 1, 2014, will be deemed misbranded, and its manufacturer held liable for breaking the state's food labeling requirements.

In the same vein, H.B. 2530 prohibits GE salmon not only from being cultivated and farmed within the state of Oregon, but also from being imported and sold there. As we reported in years past, the "Frankensalmon," known officially as "AquAdvantage," was approved by the FDA against the will of the people, and without adequate safety studies proving the fish was safe for human consumption and that it would not contaminate wild fish.

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A Local Whole Foods Starts Labeling GMO Foods!

I was shocked to see my local Whole Foods, have shelve labels indicating which products contain GMO Foods especially, since they stated that they wouldn't start labeling for a few years.

I think Whole Foods sees that regulations at least at the state level will be coming soon. But, for them not to help support the GMO labeling referrendum in California was very disheartening. They knew that some of their products that they carry such a Kashia contained GMO, thats why they didn't suppport it.

good luck...

The reality is that this will benearly imposible to enforce.

Like to see the GMO labels

but reject the idea of a ban. We need GM products in the market otherwise we are interfering with natural evolutionary selection process.

Natural?

April fools!

Oh, sure, there's no chance that

something could happen with these Panama-harvested Frankenfish like what happened to the African bees that escaped from the Brazilian lab where they were messing around with cross-breeds. Oh, those missing bees were finally found! They quickly overcame and mated with European bees and, in the wild, became a super-hybrid. Very aggressive bees, a.k.a. killer bees, turned up in the U.S. in 1990 and have been spreading ever since: http://www.cccarto.com/killerbees/

Our native Atlantic salmon wouldn't have a chance in hell of surviving: https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQFNl0x...

That's aside from other concerns regarding the ingestion by humans of DNA-altered products.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

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Is this going to hold up?

Is this going to hold up? Congress just passed a nasty bill (Monsanto Prtoection Act) that protect Monsanto from any law. ANY law.

Nice.

Nice.

Bump

bump

Would break open

the conversation like Rand Paul's drones filibuster.

I hope Oregon will

hold to their guns on this issue when the likes of the FDA and Monsatan threaten the state with all kinds of litigation!

Gold standard: because man can not be trusted to control his greed