Presenter: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)
Statement of Argument: Food safety advocates have long said the FDA has the authority to enact mandatory labels in lieu of congressional action, and contend that consumers have a right to know what’s in their food.
The Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Act (FD&C) prohibits the misbranding of food, including “misleading” labels. Any label that fails to reveal material facts about the product is misleading, according to the statute.
Abstract: Current FDA policy, rooted in a 1992 policy decision, does not consider a product’s inclusion of GMOs ingredients as material information that must be disclosed.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is urging President Obama to use the power of his office to require labels on food containing genetically engineered ingredients. information source: http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/feinstein-in-the-news?ID=5ea0f232-ade4-4b18-8966-6593290ca0f8