The House will be voting in a few hours on HR 4167, a bill that proposes to enact "uniform" food labeling laws. Uniform, as in if your state has more stringent labeling laws than the federal government, then your state laws go away. This includes laws that label carcinogens and hazards to children and pregnant women, such as California's insistence on labeling the presence of arsenic, lead and mercury.
All of WA State's Republican representatives are cosponsors, which is hardly surprising from that bunch of DeLay clones.
However, the good news is this: there isn't a corresponding bill in the Senate. But you should still call your representatives. Why? Because this is likely a trial balloon laying groundwork for further efforts. It'd be nice to give that balloon a sharp pinprick, just to let the bastards know that we're paying attention.Posted by natasha at March 8, 2006 11:30 AM | Health/Medicine/Health Care | TrackBack(1) | Technorati links |