Cara Santa Maria joins
Jen to discuss a House of Representatives passed bill which creates
a national system for labeling genetically modified organisms
(GMOs) and prohibits states from enacting their own GMO labeling
Defines "non-regulated genetically engineered plant" as one
contains genetic material from a different species or has been
modified through DNA altering techniques.
Prohibits States from creating or continuing "any requirement"
that is different from the regulations created by this bill.
Allows private companies to certify whether genetically
modified plants are present in food products.
Creates a voluntary program for labeling genetically modified
To qualify as Non-GMO, the seed must not be genetically
modified and the crop must be separated during growth, harvesting,
storage, and transportation. For livestock, the food fed to the
livestock must not have contained any genetically modified
cannot imply that Non-GMO foods are safer or better than GMO
Anyone who uses the Non-GMO label on GMO foods will be
fined $10,000 or less. Each day the violation occurs will be
considered a separate violation.