For Immediate Release, March 12, 2015
Contact: Judith McGeary, 512-484-8821, Judith@FarmAndRanchFreedom.org
Bill Filed to Require the Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods
Austin, TX: Today State Representative Carol Alvarado filed HB 3499 to require mandatory labeling of foods sold in Texas that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
GMOs are organisms in which DNA from one or more unrelated species is put into the DNA of a target crop so it expresses a desired trait such as withstanding pesticides or producing insecticidal toxins. A growing number of studies have raised concerns about the long-term effects of GMOs and associated pesticides on an individual’s health and the environment. Some studies have cited possible links between GMO foods and adverse health impacts including allergies, immune system disorders and organ toxicity.
“GMO labeling is vital to providing accurate information for consumers to make a choice as to whether or not they want to consume these foods.…