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GMO Labeling Next Steps: “USDA is Preparing for the Onslaught.”

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Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 306 to 117 to pass legislation that preempts Vermont’s GMO labeling mandate. The bipartisan agreement reached by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow allows information on GMOs to be disclosed either on food packages or electronically (via QR code or other digital link). While the bill has been sent to the White House for final signature, the battle is far from over according to Politico. In Read More >

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BIO Applauds Federal Approach to GMO Disclosure

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BIO applauds today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to approve a federal, uniform approach to GMO disclosure.  The House voted 306-117 shortly after noon today, sending the long-debated bill to President Obama’s desk for signature. “The Congress’ strong, bipartisan support for a national GMO labeling and disclosure solution is a win for consumers, farmers, businesses, and agricultural innovation,” said Jim Greenwood, BIO’s President and CEO. “We commend the many leaders in the U.S. Read More >

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The View from the States By Gene Harrington, BIO Director of State Government Affairs, Food & Agriculture

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Earlier this year, Inside the Beltway publications, other news outlets and activists wrote about the supposed inevitability of additional states enacting legislation in 2016 requiring the labeling of food containing genetically engineered (GE) ingredients. Almost halfway into the year – and after most state legislatures have adjourned – no state has adopted a GMO labeling bill this year.  In fact, no state has adopted mandatory GMO labeling legislation in more than two years.  As a Read More >

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8 Biggest Debates in American Food Policy

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It turns out that figuring out how we should grow, sell, and tax our food is one of the most heated debates in America.  In partnership with Pace University, Grist recently published a great piece summarizing the eight biggest debates in American food policy. While we provide some highlights below, we encourage you to read the article in its entirety” 1. Soda taxes “Obesity is one of the biggest health epidemics America faces today…The idea Read More >

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GMO Labeling Reform – Let’s Try it Again

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Former Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and the Committee on Agriculture, Marshall Matz, recently published an opinion editorial arguing that the world will find it much “more difficult, if not impossible, to feed itself in the years ahead unless it continues to use the most modern science to increase the food supply and make agriculture more sustainable.” AgriPulse published the piece which also contends that transparency is also important in modern America, so Read More >

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