PCC joined the Center for Food Safety (CFS)’s letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) concerning proposed regulations for the tracking, use, and import of genetically engineered (GE) organisms.
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 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 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.
This letter explains why Obama should veto the GE labeling bill passed by Congress.
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.
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.
PCC urges Obama to have FDA oversee GE food labeling and to veto the DARK Act if it reaches his desk.
PCC asks Obama to follow through on his pledge to label GE foods because transparency is essential for public trust.
GE salmon shouldn't be approved as a New Animal Drug. The ecological and human health risks were not fully evaluated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PCC joined 64 groups to endorse bills that would ban GE fish and require GE food labeling.
This joint letter expresses concern that the proposed U.S. position on GE labeling would restrict American producers from labeling their products "non-GMO."
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 contamination events have cost farmers billions in lost profits and the Proposed Rules fail to provide corrective measures.
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.
These guidelines do not take a precautionary approach to protecting the environment, the food industry, or consumers.
EPA failed to consider the ringspot virus protein. FDA accepted industry assessments on toxicity without statistical accuracy.
Crops engineered to produce experimental pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals should not be grown in open fields. They should be grown in closed systems.
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.
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.
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.
Companies that engineer food crops to produce experimental, unapproved drugs and chemicals shouldn't qualify for tax incentives.
PCC joins a legal petition requesting USDA conduct a full review of the social, economic and environmental impacts of GE wheat.
Thank you, Rep. Jay Inslee, for co-sponsoring the GE Food Right to Know Act.
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.
Thank you, Rep. Jack Metcalf, for signing on as co-sponsor of the GE Food Right to Know Act.