House Passes GMO Labeling Bill

Dan General

Genetically modified food (GMO production)The national GMO labeling law now heads to the president’s desk. The House quickly passed the version of the law that was passed by the Senate last week.

GMO Labeling Bill Signed

The bill is a bipartisan compromise written by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas and ranking Democrat Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, but the bill is technically an amendment to a House bill. The bill will pre-empt state laws requiring the labeling of GMO foods and establish a mandatory federal disclosure system.  Agricultural groups largely praise the vote and now call on the president to sign it. The White House has said the president would sign the bill.