Jul 8, 2016Senate approves GMO labeling bill
By a vote of 63-30 the Senate voted to approve S.764, the Roberts-Stabenow genetically modified organism (GMO) legislation.
The legislation establishes federal preemption for labeling foods that contain GMO ingredients and provides the option of labeling those foods with either an on-package disclosure, a symbol to be developed by USDA or an electronic label.
Today is a victory for farmers, ranchers, sound science, and anyone who eats on a budget. Getting to an agreement wasn’t easy, but today’s strong showing in the Senate is a result of the way we get things done in the Agriculture Committee – with hard work and bipartisanship. I thank Ranking Member Stabenow for her continued partnership,” Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) said in a press release following passage of the legislation.
The legislation now moves to the House of Representatives for an up or down vote prior to its adjournment on July 15.