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Volume 94 Issue 9 | p. 18 | News of The Week
Issue Date: February 29, 2016 | Web Date: February 26, 2016

Senate reignites GMO labeling debate

Committee to vote on draft bill to block state food labeling laws
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: food, genetically modified, Congress, food labeling, biotechnology

The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry Committee is expected to vote as early as this week on legislation that would prohibit states from requiring labels on genetically modified foods. A draft version of the bill, released earlier this month by the committee’s chairman, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), has rekindled debate over labeling GMO foods.

The measure has garnered broad support from the food and agriculture industry, which is pushing for a national approach to labeling . . .

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