Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Barbara Boxer of California introduced an amendment making “The Right to Know” as part of the pending major farm bill. “Americans deserve to know how their food has been produced. In 49 other countries around the world, including the EU and China, this is allowed. Why is it not here?” Sanders, stated in a recent speech.
Vermont State Legislatures created HB 722 Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Ac earlier this year. The bill called for food misbranded, if it is entirely or partially produced with genetic engineering and it is not labeled as such. The Bill passed the house and senate, but was tabled after Monsanto threatened to sue the State of Vermont, in April.