Jul 8, 2016
Senate 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.

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