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State House resolution supports GMO food labeling

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 10:32 a.m. HST, Apr 13, 2013

A resolution in the state House is asking for federal labeling of genetically modified food.

The resolution introduced by Kauai Rep. Derek Kawakami was unanimously approved Friday. It asks Congress to support legislation requiring the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration to come up with a nationwide system for monitoring and labeling of genetically engineered food.

Across the country, various states are considering food labeling requirements for genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. A bill to label GMO food in Hawaii failed earlier this session.

The resolution states that transparency and accuracy regarding the genetic and nutritional composition of food is a right that should be protected by law. Kawakami says it makes sense to address the issue on a national level.

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mcc wrote:
Finally, we get to know more about what we are eating.
on April 13,2013 | 01:13PM
1local wrote:
lawmakers are wasting taxpayer money on all of their fruitless resolutions. Too much education is bad for lawmakers - makes them less intelligent...
on April 13,2013 | 01:43PM
noforget wrote:
Yeah right this is the House way of saying ok we went the extra mile on the GMO labeling initiative and look to the Federal Government to provide us guidance so now please leave us alone you irritating anti-GMO proponents we want to move on and deal with the real issues confronting the state.
on April 16,2013 | 03:09PM
st1d wrote:
here's what really should be labeled: bills at chinese restaurants; girls who were born boys.

food products are already carrying labeling that state "non gmo" and "organic" so why do we need to force companies to label. let them do it on their own.

on April 13,2013 | 01:46PM
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