"G.M.O. Labeling Bill Gains House Approval"

"The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to require the labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients, clearing the bill’s final obstacle before it heads to the White House, where President Obama is expected to sign it into law.

“Today’s vote is a resounding victory not only for consumers and common sense but also for the tremendous coalition of agricultural and food organizations that came together in unprecedented fashion to get this solution passed,” said Pamela G. Bailey, chief executive of the Grocery Manufacturers Association.

The long road to labeling foods with genetically engineered, or G.M.O., ingredients is drawing to a close after a battle that cost food and biotech companies hundreds of millions of dollars over the last few years. But the wrangling over how the language of the law will be interpreted and put into practice will probably go on for years."

Stephanie Strom reports for the New York Times July 14, 2016.


"Congress Passes Industry-Backed GMO Bill" (Huffington Post)

"Congress Just Passed a Bill to Nix GMO Labeling" (Mother Jones)

Source: NY Times, 07/15/2016