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U.S. Senate pushing along federal GMO labelling bill


July 7, 2016
By Doug Picklyk

Washington, DC – A federal bill that would require food manufacturers to use one of three types of labels to inform consumers of foods made with genetically engineered ingredients passed a procedural vote in the U.S. Senate and is expected to get final Senate approval this week. Vermont’s state law requiring GMO labelling went into effect July 1. Opponents of the federal proposal claim the bill imposes no penalties or fines for noncompliance, and may leave many genetically engineered ingredients exempt from labeling requirements, reports the New York Times | READ MORE