Legislation to require the Food and Drug Administration to clearly label all genetically engineered foods has been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate.
The Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act was introduced by California Senator Barbara Boxer and Oregon Representative Peter DeFazio. The bill has 10 co-sponsors in the Senate and nearly 2 dozen co-sponsors in the House.
Boxer says Americans have the right to know what is in the food they eat so they can make the best choices for their families. Boxer claims the legislation has the support of a broad coalition of consumer groups, businesses, farmers, fishermen and parents who all agree consumers deserve more information about the food they buy.