Resolution to Secure the Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food

Resolution Number 11-04.49

WHEREAS, consumers have a right to know what they are eating under the 1992 U.S. Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act which states labeling is misleading if it fails to reveal "material" facts and

WHEREAS, public health and consumer groups are concerned that genetically engineered crops have contaminated native and related species and that genetically engineered seeds can be spread by wind insects or birds, contaminating conventional and organic food crops and

WHEREAS, surveys of the U.S. public consistently show overwhelming support for labeling genetically engineered food products that may cause allergic reactions, other health problems and potential environmental and ecological disasters and labeling of genetically engineered food in Europe has pretty much eliminated such foods,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party declares support for federal legislation or regulations that require labeling of genetically engineered food including current legislation to label genetically engineered salmon and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party supports labeling of genetically engineered animal feed, such as alfalfa and that this support for the labeling of genetically engineered food be communicated by the California Democratic Party to California Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

Submitted by: Derek Casady, La Jolla Democratic Club

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2011 Executive Board Meeting
Sheraton Park Hotel, Anaheim
July 31, 2011

 

 

 

 

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