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

Introduced:

Apr 24, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

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

Sponsor:

Barbara Boxer

Junior Senator from California

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Apr 24, 2013
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require that genetically engineered food and foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients be labeled accordingly.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

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 ...

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History

Apr 24, 2013
 
Introduced

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