"GMO Labeling Bill Advances In The Senate Over Dem Objections"

"A bill to block states from issuing mandatory labeling laws for products that contain genetically modified ingredients overcame a major hurdle in the Senate on Wednesday.

Supporters have hailed the legislation, which advanced 65-32, as a bipartisan compromise in the national fight over the labeling of foods that contain genetically modified organisms, better known as GMOs.

The bill allows food producers to use QR codes that consumers scan with a smartphone to find out if a product contains GMOs instead of stating on the label that the product was 'produced with genetic engineering' — now required by law in states such as Vermont, Maine, Connecticut and Alaska."

Lydia Wheeler and Jordain Carney report for The Hill July 6, 2016.


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"US Senators Backing A Controversial GMO Bill Just Got Expertly Trolled By Bernie Sanders" (Quartz)

"Senate Easily Invokes Cloture On GMO Label Bill; Final Vote Next" (Food Safety News)

"Group Drops $2,000 On Senate Floor To Protest GMO Bill" (The Hill)

"Hotly Debated GMO Labeling Bill Inches Toward Vote" (Des Moines Register)

"It’s Senate Cloture Vote Day On GMO Labeling Bill" (Politico)

"Montana's U.S. Senators Divided on GMO Labeling Bill" (Billings Gazette)

Source: The Hill, 07/07/2016