Let's pass SB.894, the “Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Act of 2013" in Tennessee
  • Petitioned Sen. Steve Southerland

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Chair, Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
Sen. Steve Southerland
All State of Tennessee House & Senate Representatives

Let's pass SB.894, the “Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Act of 2013" in Tennessee

    1. Alex Lavidge
    2. Petition by

      Alex Lavidge

      Knoxville, TN

On February 4, 31, 2013, SB.894, “Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Act of 2013,” to require the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods.

The bill was introduced to the Tennessee Senate by Senator Frank Nicely and has been assigned to the Commerce and Labor Committee. A companion bill, HB 1168, was introduced in the House by Representative Joe Towns and has been assigned to the Agricultural and Natural Resource Committee.


According to the summary, SB.894:

“requires that food in the following categories that is sold or distributed in or from this state bear a label that is plainly visible on the principal display panel and contains the conspicuous words "genetically engineered"”…

“…[and] classifies the sale, delivery for sale, holding for sale or offering for sale of any genetically engineered food whose label is misleading in violation of this bill a violation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, which is a Class C misdemeanor and a violation of the Consumer Protection Act, which is a Class B misdemeanor.”


Please show your support by signing this petition and tell your representatives in Tennessee that you support SB.894!

To:
Sen. Steve Southerland, Chair, Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
All State of Tennessee House & Senate Representatives
I support the "Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Act of 2013" (SB.894) and ask that you vote for labeling GM foods and GMOs in Tennessee.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Rose Michelle Quick CHATTANOOGA, TN
      • about 1 year ago

      I want a healthier life and already have enough chemicals in my body plus a healthy future for generations to come

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    • Christine Grande SWEETWATER, TN
      • about 1 year ago

      For our health & the planet! We have the right to know what we are eating!!

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    • Holly Williams KNOXVILLE, TN
      • about 1 year ago

      I strongly support labeling of genetically modified foods so I can make an informed choice for my family.

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    • William Love NASHVILLE, TN
      • about 1 year ago

      I want to know more about what I'm eating.

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    • Sondra Hedberg TALLASSEE, TN
      • about 1 year ago

      We are what we eat.

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