Part of an email received March 5 2006
".... a copy of an appeal by www.Foodconsumer.org to get people to lobby against a horrific Congressional Bill that would ban states from setting laws that required producers to show their products contained GM products, or recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone, or anything that could cause cancer, birth defects, allergic reactions, or mercury poisoning.
Big food corporations and the biotech industry understand that consumers are more and more concerned about food safety, genetic engineering, and chemical-intensive agriculture, and are reading labels more closely. They understand that pesticide and mercury residues and hazardous technologies such as genetic engineering and food irradiation will be rejected if there are truthful labels required on food products.
The Bill, H.R. 4167, the "National Uniformity for Food Act," went to a vote in Washington, this Thursday, March 2; but I see that "Lawmakers postponed a vote until next week. The measure is expected to clear the House but stall in the Senate, because no senator has introduced similar legislation."
I think that if it is enacted there will be pressure on the EU to conform and no doubt our big food producers would be delighted if warnings were kept off labels.
Best wishes D