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Montana food producers split on GMO labeling proposal

June 27, 2016

Independent Record

June 26, 2016

by TOM LUTEY

BILLINGS — The national battle over whether food labels should identify genetically modified ingredients took a major turn that Montana producers say they can stomach, but don’t necessarily find helpful.

After years of debate over whether genetically modified ingredients were unique enough to warrant listing on food labels, lawmakers on the Senate Agriculture Committee have agreed disclosure is necessary, sort of.

A proposal requiring food companies to identify genetically modified organisms, or GMOs is expected to be introduced in the Senate after the Fourth of July break. It would be the first mandatory nationwide label for GMOs, though the ingredients might not actually be printed on food labels.

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