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AFBF Urges Congress to Preempt a Confusing Patchwork of State GMO Labeling Laws

AFBF Urges Congress to Preempt a Confusing Patchwork of State GMO Labeling Laws
Farm Bureau is asking lawmakers in the Senate to quickly pass a bipartisan bill that establishes federal pre-emption of state-by-state mandatory GMO labeling laws so the House can follow suit and get the measure to the president for his signature. Having approved cloture on Wednesday (July 06, 2016)  with five more votes than the 60 needed, senators are expected to approve the bill by Friday, (July 08, 2016).
 
In a statement released by the American Farm Bureau Federation, President Zippy Duvall said, “The Senate did the right thing by voting to move toward a full debate on the merits of the GMO labeling bill. The legislation is not perfect, but it does take critical steps to prevent a confusing 50-state patchwork of laws disclosing the presence of entirely harmless ingredients. It is time for the Senate to pass this legislation so the House can do likewise at its first opportunity.”


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