67th Girls Nation Congress
To promote public safety and awareness for Genetically Modified Organisms.
IN THE SENATE OF GIRLS NATION
Senators Sokoloski and Stokey of Ohio introduced the following bill; which was referred to Committee .
To promote public safety and awareness for Genetically Modified Organisms, (GMOs)
BE IT ENACTED BY THE SENATE OF GIRLS NATION ASSEMBLED.
SECTION 1. TITLE
This act may be cited as the "GMO Act".
SECTION 2. PURPOSE
The GMO act will hold producers of modified organisms accountable for informing customers about the potentially hazardous nature of the food they buy.
SECTION 3: DEFINITIONS
Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs, are any organisms except for humans whose DNA has been in some way changed by humans. In the case of plants, the product of the seed will also be considered a GMO.
GMO Product will refer to any product containing .9% or more GMOs.
SECTION 4: GMO ACT
The GMO Act entails that:
(A) Producers of GMOs must clearly and visibly label each of their products with a standard label, to be determined by the FDA.
(B) Producers of GMOs will pay for the printing and distribution of pamphlets outlining research of GMOs for consumers' use at any place that sells GMOs.
(C) A bipartisan research committee, funded by the producers of GMOs, will be established by the federal government to research the safety and health of the organisms. This information will appear on the pamphlets in (B).
(D) All funding (for research and pamphlets) will be split among producers of GMOs by the percentage of GM products they have of the whole GM market.
SECTION 5: EFFECTIVE DATE
This act shall be effective on January 1, 2014.
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