Why is the bread industry so corrupt?
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would make it a crime for a baker to sell a product with genetically modified ingredients.
This was the first such legislation in a decade.
It also included provisions that would increase penalties for individuals who knowingly sell GMO-derived products.
The bill passed the House on a bipartisan basis and was passed on a voice vote by the Senate.
However, some Republicans voted against the bill, arguing that the measure does not go far enough in curbing the growing industry.
The Senate passed the bill last week, but the House has yet to take it up.
“It’s time to put an end to the bread business model that has become the norm, the bread of the modern era,” said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican from California, in a statement.
The bread industry is the industry that has been most vulnerable to the GMO labeling movement.
“As consumers demand a greater level of transparency in food labeling, it is critical that the U.K. and the U,S.
take the lead in making sure that we don’t allow our food to become tainted by the presence of GMOs,” Rohrabachers statement said.
A handful of bakeries have already started to ban GMO-produced products, including Sweetgrass Bakery in Oregon, and Huckleberry Bakery.
“We don’t know what’s in our products, and we don,t know what will be in our customers’ food,” Huckleberries co-owner and executive director Mike Hulbert told ABC News.
“That’s the biggest problem.”
House passed a measure last week that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022.
This legislation also includes provisions that increase penalties in cases where individuals are found to be violating the law.
However it was not immediately clear how many other bakeries would follow suit.
Hucklebobs parent company, Huckleberts Bakery, recently decided to stop using GMO-based flour in its products.
“The safety of our customers and our employees is our number one priority, and any and all product and ingredient safety requirements should be met,” Hulberts statement said in a press release.
“Our bakery products are free from GMO ingredients and are sold at no cost to our customers.
Our bakery owners are concerned about any potential risks and are taking measures to reduce any risks.”
In the U., the GMO labels have become a political football.
Earlier this year, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders introduced a bill in Congress that would require labeling of products containing GMOs.
The Vermont senator said the legislation is needed to protect consumers.
“What we need to do is create a system that is based on science and the evidence, and that is going to be much easier for consumers to understand,” Sanders said in April.
In recent months, the U’s Department of Agriculture has been cracking down on bakeries that fail to follow the law, and this week the agency ordered Sweetgrass to stop selling its products and cease selling products made from genetically modified yeast.
The USDA also said it was sending letters to nearly 200 bakeries across the U that did not comply with the law by March 6.