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 title was written by its sponsor.
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 ...
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2080 (106th).
This is the first step in the legislative process.
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 511.
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- Committee Assignments
The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.
There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
- Subject Areas
- Related Bills
Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.S. 2080 (106th) was a previous version of this bill.
Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 22, 2000S. 511 (114th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.
Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 12, 2015
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Civic Impulse. (2016). S. 809 — 113th Congress: Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s809
“S. 809 — 113th Congress: Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2013. July 27, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s809>
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