24 Jun '12, 9pm

Senate Rejects Sanders' Food Labeling Amendment

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page , Millions Against Monsanto page , and our Vermont News page . WASHINGTON, - The Senate today rejected an amendment by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to let states require clear labels on any food or beverage containing genetically engineered ingredients. The vote on the amendment to the farm bill was 26 to 73. "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 going to continue to work on. The people of Vermont and the people of America have a right to know what's in the food that they eat." In the past year, 36 bills dealing with the labeling of genetically engin...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_25704.cfm

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