GMO’s and Nanotechnology

Consumers have the right to know how their food is produced and to make an informed choice. We support transparency in labeling for genetically engineered foods and encourage responsible technology.

Comments on draft GE labeling rule (July 7, 2018)

PCC urges that the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard uses terms and symbols that are familiar, understandable, and comprehensive. We address 30 USDA questions for labeling.

PCC urges that the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard uses terms and symbols that are familiar, understandable, and comprehensive. We address 30 USDA questions for labeling.

Rulemaking for national GE labeling (August 9, 2017)

PCC submits comments on a draft National Bioengineering Food Disclosure Standard. The major focus of these comments is on the regulatory definition, scope and global compatibility.

PCC submits comments on a draft National Bioengineering Food Disclosure Standard. The major focus of these comments is on the regulatory definition, scope and global compatibility.

Proposed GMO labeling bill doesn’t ensure clarity (July 15, 2016)

PCC asks Obama to veto this GE labeling bill because it doesn't ensure on-package transparency and would undermine state GE labeling already in place.

PCC asks Obama to veto this GE labeling bill because it doesn't ensure on-package transparency and would undermine state GE labeling already in place.

Opposing the DARK Act rider (November 30, 2015)

This letter to the U.S. Senate opposes the DARK Act as a rider in the appropriations bill. Ideological riders should not be in the budget omnibus.

This letter to the U.S. Senate opposes the DARK Act as a rider in the appropriations bill. Ideological riders should not be in the budget omnibus.

Urging Congress to oppose the DARK Act (July 22, 2015)

The DARK Act would negate 130+ statutes and ordinances in 43 states, such as local farming rules, seed purity laws, and laws to prevent the spread of invasive species.

The DARK Act would negate 130+ statutes and ordinances in 43 states, such as local farming rules, seed purity laws, and laws to prevent the spread of invasive species.

Obama pledged to label GE foods (June 25, 2015)

PCC urges Obama to have FDA oversee GE food labeling and to veto the DARK Act if it reaches his desk.

PCC urges Obama to have FDA oversee GE food labeling and to veto the DARK Act if it reaches his desk.

Opposing AquaBounty’s GE farmed salmon (April 26, 2013)

GE salmon shouldn't be approved as a New Animal Drug. The ecological and human health risks were not fully evaluated.

GE salmon shouldn't be approved as a New Animal Drug. The ecological and human health risks were not fully evaluated.

Opposing Farm Bill biotech riders (September 13, 2012)

Provisions in the 2012 Farm Bill would create loopholes to allow GE crops without full review. They undermine USDA oversight and would legalize GE pollution.

Provisions in the 2012 Farm Bill would create loopholes to allow GE crops without full review. They undermine USDA oversight and would legalize GE pollution.

Farm Bill amendment for GE labeling (June 20, 2012)

The Sanders-Boxer-Regich Amendment to the Farm Bill gives states the authority to require GE labels and would require FDA and USDA to report on food and drinks with GE of ingredients.

The Sanders-Boxer-Regich Amendment to the Farm Bill gives states the authority to require GE labels and would require FDA and USDA to report on food and drinks with GE of ingredients.

Opposing Dow’s 2,4-D corn (April 28, 2012)

USDA must deny Dow's petition to deregulate 2,4-D GE corn. It promotes herbicide use and studies link 2,4-D to cancers and birth defects.

USDA must deny Dow's petition to deregulate 2,4-D GE corn. It promotes herbicide use and studies link 2,4-D to cancers and birth defects.

GE foods are “materially” different (February 9, 2012)

FDA's basis for labeling irradiated foods should apply to GE foods, considering not just physical changes but also whether consumers consider the information important.

FDA's basis for labeling irradiated foods should apply to GE foods, considering not just physical changes but also whether consumers consider the information important.

Support Codex Alimentarius guidance on GE labeling (April 20, 2010)

This joint letter expresses concern that the proposed U.S. position on GE labeling would restrict American producers from labeling their products "non-GMO."

This joint letter expresses concern that the proposed U.S. position on GE labeling would restrict American producers from labeling their products "non-GMO."

No need for Roundup Ready GE alfalfa (March 3, 2010)

USDA's Environmental Impact Statement on GE alfalfa is flawed, due to environmental, economic and health risks. This documents the science and inadequate oversight protocols.

USDA's Environmental Impact Statement on GE alfalfa is flawed, due to environmental, economic and health risks. This documents the science and inadequate oversight protocols.

GE regulations are weak and deficient (March 20, 2009)

GE contamination events have cost farmers billions in lost profits and the Proposed Rules fail to provide corrective measures.

GE contamination events have cost farmers billions in lost profits and the Proposed Rules fail to provide corrective measures.

Proposed GE regulations are inadequate (November 24, 2008)

USDA's proposals to change GE regulation would create a less transparent system with less accountability. USDA's own Office of Inspector General is critical.

USDA's proposals to change GE regulation would create a less transparent system with less accountability. USDA's own Office of Inspector General is critical.

Deregulating GE papaya (October 31, 2008)

EPA failed to consider the ringspot virus protein. FDA accepted industry assessments on toxicity without statistical accuracy.

EPA failed to consider the ringspot virus protein. FDA accepted industry assessments on toxicity without statistical accuracy.

Pharmaceutical crops pose safety threats (January 22, 2008)

Crops engineered to produce experimental pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals should not be grown in open fields. They should be grown in closed systems.

Crops engineered to produce experimental pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals should not be grown in open fields. They should be grown in closed systems.

Opposing outdoor cultivation of GE pharma crops (August 27, 2007)

Canadian company SemBioSys seeks a permit to grow GE crops producing experimental drugs outdoors. They should be contained &emdash; without the risk of contaminating fields of food crops.

Canadian company SemBioSys seeks a permit to grow GE crops producing experimental drugs outdoors. They should be contained &emdash; without the risk of contaminating fields of food crops.

Urging a ban on pharmaceutical safflower (March 6, 2007)

Open fields of experimental GE safflower with unknown genes is unacceptable. Birds will ingest and spread seeds, causing contamination. This conflicts with FDA's zero tolerance for drugs in food.

Open fields of experimental GE safflower with unknown genes is unacceptable. Birds will ingest and spread seeds, causing contamination. This conflicts with FDA's zero tolerance for drugs in food.

Reject deregulation of genetically engineered plums (July 12, 2006)

PCC opposes deregulating GE plums. There is a risk to bees that hasn't been fully studied and a potential negative economic impact on Washington's fruit tree industry.

PCC opposes deregulating GE plums. There is a risk to bees that hasn't been fully studied and a potential negative economic impact on Washington's fruit tree industry.

Food crops shouldn’t produce experimental drugs (March 2, 2006)

Companies that engineer food crops to produce experimental, unapproved drugs and chemicals shouldn't qualify for tax incentives.

Companies that engineer food crops to produce experimental, unapproved drugs and chemicals shouldn't qualify for tax incentives.

USDA must conduct an EIS on GE wheat (February 18, 2004)

PCC joins a legal petition requesting USDA conduct a full review of the social, economic and environmental impacts of GE wheat.

PCC joins a legal petition requesting USDA conduct a full review of the social, economic and environmental impacts of GE wheat.

Rules to regulate pharmaceutical crops (May 9, 2003)

Biotech companies are engineering food crops to produce drugs and industrial compounds in uncontrolled environments. These secret farms across the nation are highly risky and must be closed.

Biotech companies are engineering food crops to produce drugs and industrial compounds in uncontrolled environments. These secret farms across the nation are highly risky and must be closed.