"Senators Reach Deal On National GMO Labeling Bill"

"Just a week before a Vermont law kicks in requiring labels on food containing genetically modified ingredients, U.S. Senate agriculture leaders announced a deal Thursday that takes the power out of states' hands — and sets a mandatory national system for GM disclosures on food products.

Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, unveiled the plan that had been negotiated for weeks with U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan.

Senate Democrats from farm country called it a win for consumers and families, while Roberts said it would end "denigrating biotechnology and causing confusion in the marketplace" brought on by Vermont's state law."

Peggy Lowe reports for NPR June 23, 2016.


"Federal GMO Labeling Bill Hailed As 'True Compromise,' But Critics Say It's Woefully Inadequate" (Food Navigator)

"Roberts, Stabenow Reach Deal On GMO Labeling" (Agri-Pulse)

"US Senate Reaches Deal on GMO Labels" (Voice of America)

Source: NPR, 06/24/2016