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Senate examines House bill ending compulsory stamp on transgenics

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The Senate’s Committe on Agriculture will examine Wednesday (March 22)  House Bill (PLC) 34/2015, which turns more flexible the compulsory stamping with the symbol indicating the presence of a transgenic ingredient on food labels. According to senator  Luis Carlos Heinze  (PP, Rio Grande do Sul), the labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), such as soybean oil, cornmeal and other products  should only appear when transgenics make up more than 1% of the product, after specific analysis. The project eliminates the obligation to indicate the traditional T within a yellow triangle, which should be replaced by the terms “(name of the product) transgenic” or “contains (name of ingredient) transgenic”.