S. 809 (113th): Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act

The bill would require clear labeling for any food that was genetically engineered or contains at least one genetically engineered ingredient to be clearly labeled. Senator Barbara Boxer [D-CA] and Congressman Peter DeFazio [D-OR4] introduced identical bills to their respective houses in order to bring FDA labeling policy in line with 21st century food technologies. Both bills have bipartisan cosponsors. ... Continue reading »



Apr 24, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 24, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Barbara Boxer

Senator from California



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Last Updated: Apr 24, 2013
Length: 8 pages


Apr 24, 2013

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