WHEREAS, The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) has previously taken a position in support of requiring manufacturers to label any food product that contains genetically modified ingredients, and
WHEREAS, there are valid public health and safety considerations by insuring that the consumer is aware of all ingredients contained in any food product, and
WHEREAS, surveys conducted by USDA and numerous media organizations uniformly indicate strong public support for disclosure in food labeling, and
WHEREAS, NEHA recognizes a clearly established and legitimate consumer interest in food labeling as a means of promoting informed decision-making on the part of the consumer, and
WHEREAS, NEHA strongly supports labeling requirements as being consistent with the environmental “right to know” value that is core to environmental programs in this country and,
WHEREAS, NEHA recognizes and supports labeling disclosure to the consumer as fundamental ethical consideration that underlines the value system for all environmental health policy, and
WHEREAS, legislation has now been introduced in the United States Congress that calls for the labeling by the manufacturer of all food products that contain “cloned animal or its progeny”
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that NEHA declare its support for food labeling requirements for products containing cloned animal, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that NEHA lend its support to the passage of the 2007 “Cloned Food Labeling Act” currently before Congress, and that the support for this legislation be conveyed to the appropriate Congressional representatives, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that that NEHA lend its support to the passage of the 2007 “Cloned Food Labeling Act” currently before Congress as of June 17, 2007.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that NEHA make public this position.
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