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Voluntary 'Smart Label' Preempts State and Consumer Rights

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  • Senators Roberts and Stabenow have made a deal to create a national labeling standard for GMOs using voluntary “Smart Labels” (so-called QR codes) rather than clear labeling, nullifying Vermont’s law after the fact
  • The new legislation also changes the very definition of bioengineering. The newest biotech methods, such as gene editing technology, would be exempt from the disclosure standards
  • The bill bars states from enacting GMO-labeling requirements that differ from the national standard, and delays the disclosure requirement another two years. Call to action: Boycott factory farmed foods and GMA “Smart Labels”

By Dr. Mercola

According to the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), 80 percent of the foods on your grocery store's shelves contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). These foods are also most likely to be contaminated with toxic pesticide residues.


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