Bans gene therapy products such as mRNA technology from being injected into Pennsylvania’s food supply

State: PA
Bill Number: SB 883
Position: SUPPORT
Action Required: Contact Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Members, your Senator, & Representative, ask to SUPPORT
Status: Referred to Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee on 8/16/2023

Legislation Details:

SB 883 was introduced and referred to the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee on 8/16/2023. It is sponsored by Senator Doug Mastriano.

SB 883 would ban gene therapy products such as mRNA technology from being injected into Pennsylvania’s food supply. The bill requires full informed consent for products that could infect, transmit to or be absorbed in an individual that would act as a medical intervention, vaccine, drug or genetic modification. The bill would amend Title 35 (Health and Safety) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, which provides for prohibition of and disclosures for certain products.

Senator Mastriano's memorandum describing the bill states:

"mRNA technology is a form of gene therapy applied for the purpose of eliciting an immune response through the creation of spike proteins.
"One of the inventors of mRNA technology, Dr. Robert Malone, has noted that these toxic spike proteins (particularly in children) often cause permanent damage in critical organs such as the brain and nervous system, heart and blood vessels, and the reproductive system. Malone has also noted that mRNA technology has not been adequately tested to understand all harms and potential risks.
"According to research recently conducted by the Florida Department of Health, mRNA vaccines are associated with an 84% increase in cardiac-related adverse events among males 18-39 years old.
"Pharmaceutical companies are in the process or have already developed mRNA vaccines for use on livestock. Bayer and BioNtech have been developing mRNA vaccines for livestock since 2016 while Merck has already introduced mRNA vaccines to the market for commercial swine.
"In 2021, The National Science Foundation awarded a $500,000 grant to researchers at the University of California- Riverside to develop technology that can transfer mRNA into edible plant cells in food items such as lettuce and spinach.

"Injection of gene therapy into the food supply would result in Pennsylvanians unknowingly and unwillingly consuming gene altering mRNA technology."

If the bill passes, its provisions will take effect 60 days after passage. - text, status, and history of SB 883