Action is expected at any time on the latest GMO bill. The Senate is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether or not to move ahead with cloture on the compromise GMO labeling bill put together by Ag Committee Chair Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow.
But they’ll have some new information to consider, which is a U.S. Department of Agriculture assessment that responds to detractors arguments against the bill. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration released a report, at lawmakers’ request, that found the bill is full of loopholes. Stabenow asked USDA to respond to the FDA report. USDA sent a letter on Friday that says it will follow the spirit of the law in crafting the rules and will require labeling for all GMO ingredients.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service