CATCH THE BUZZ – Congress OKs Bill Requiring First GMO Food Labels, BUT HONEY’S NOT a GMO FOOD!

Jul 20, 2016
The US has joined the EU, Australia and others by declaring ALL natural, pure honey GMO FREE.

"Consumers wanting to know if their foods contain genetically modified ingredients will be able to find out for the first time.

Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on July 14 that would require most food packages to carry a text label, a symbol or an electronic code readable by smartphone that indicates whether the food contains genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs. The Agriculture Department would have two years to write the rules.

The White House says Obama will sign the bill, which would pre-empt a Vermont law that kicked in earlier this month. The House passed the legislation 306-117 on Thursday."

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