Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods
Consumers should have the right to know what is in their food. HB 4100 (2014) required food that contains genetically engineered materials to be labeled, and that the question be referred to Oregon voters to make that decision. I am proud to be the chief sponsor of this legislation, bringing this concept forward in this and previous sessions. Unfortunately House Republicans, joined by a few key Democrats, withheld their support for bringing the bill to a vote in the House and to Oregon Voters.
This legislation was simply about providing consumers with facts that they may deem important about the food they purchase and eat. I support consumers’ rights to make informed decisions. I will continue to support efforts that will give consumers the information and right to make their own decisions on whether to purchase and consume products containing GE material.
HB 2532 (2013) – Oregonians are discerning consumers, particularly when it comes to food, and they deserve to know whether or not that food has been genetically modified. I have introduced this bill which would require food manufacturers to label the products that are made from genetically modified crops. This bill will also face a work session on the 15th of April.