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Mar
4

GMO Labeling Ban For States Passes Senate Panel Christopher Doering The Des Moines Register States would not be allowed to pass their own labeling laws for products containing genetically modified ingredients as part of a bill approved Tuesday by the Senate Agriculture Committee. The Senate panel voted 14-6 to approve the legislation, with three Democrats… read more

Mar
4

AFBF President, Zippy Duvall On Approval Of GMO Labeling Bill Zippy Duvall KMA Today’s bipartisan committee approval of Chairman Pat Roberts’ labeling bill is a reaffirmation of common sense and fair play in the marketplace. The legislation establishes national standards for foods made with genetically engineered ingredients, ensuring consumers and farmers aren’t forced to deal… read more

Mar
4

Donnelly Against GMO Labeling Brian Francisco The Journal Gazette Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly was among three Democrats who sided with majority Republicans on Tuesday in advancing legislation to prevent states from requiring food labels that identify genetically modified ingredients. The Senate Agriculture Committee approved the bill in a 14-6 vote. Donnelly said during the meeting… read more

Mar
4

Senate Committee Passes GMO Labeling Bill Tara Duggan San Francisco Chronicle On Tuesday the Senate Agriculture Committee passed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, also known as SAFE, which would prevent states from passing mandatory food labeling laws for genetically modified organisms, including one such law scheduled to go into effect July 1 in… read more

Mar
3

Study: Banning GMOs Would Devastate Earth, Despite Enviro Claims Andrew Follett The Daily Caller The environment would suffer devastating consequences if activists manage to ban genetically modified organisms (GMOs), according to a study published Monday by Purdue University. “This is not an argument to keep or lose GMOs,” Dr. Wallace Tyner, a professor of agricultural… read more

Mar
3

How Pat Roberts’ Bill Could Actually Result In Labeling GMOs Karl Haro von Mogel Biology Fortified Last week, Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) introduced a bill to the US Senate Agricultural Committee that concerns labeling genetically engineered foods, or GMOs. The main thrust of the bill seeks to pre-empt state legislatures from creating their own unique… read more

Mar
3

No Need For G.M.O. Labels Bruce W. Krupke The New York Times To the Editor: Contrary to “A Bad Effort to Block Food Labels” (editorial, Feb. 25), Senator Pat Roberts’s approach to dealing with mandatory genetically modified organism, or G.M.O., labeling is realistic, shows leadership and provides good guidance. If you consume anything with corn,… read more

Mar
2

Don’t Be Fooled By GMO Labels Julie Kelly Huffington Post You may have seen some alarming posts on social media recently about GMO labeling. Maybe you’ve been warned that your consumer rights are at risk or how food companies are trying to “keep you in the dark” about what you eat if we don’t have… read more

Mar
2

Senate Ag Committee Passes GMO Labeling Bill Jonathan Knutson AgWeek The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee today passed legislation that would establish a single national standard for labeling food made with genetically engineered ingredients. The legislation, which already has passed the U.S. House of Representatives, still must be approved by the full Senate. Supporters say the… read more

Mar
2

Roberts’ Labeling Proposal Passes Senate Ag Committee Farm Futures Staff Farm Futures The Senate Agriculture Committee voted 14-6 on March 1 to support Chairman Pat Roberts biotechnology labeling bill. “Simply put, the legislation before us provides an immediate and comprehensive solution to the state-by-state patchwork of labeling laws,” Roberts said in a media statement. “It… read more

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