22 Jun '12, 1pm

Senate Votes to Keep Consumers in the Dark About GMO Ingredients

Millions Against Monsanto /CC BY 2.0 I have to say that I didn't expect the vote to go otherwise, but I'm surprised it was so lopsided: The Farm Bill amendment that would unambiguously give states the rights to label genetically modified ingredients in food without fear of reprisal from biotech companies has been voted down in the Senate. The amendment, introduced by Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Mark Begich (D-AK), was voted down by 73-26. Bernie Sanders responded on his Senate website: This is the very first time a bill on labeling genetically engineered food has been brought before the Senate. It was opposed by virtually every major food corporation in the country. While we wish we could have gotten more votes, this is a good step forward and something we are goring to continue to work on. The people of Vermont and the people of America have a right to...

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