July 10, 2016

Food Chemical News July 8, 2016 by J.R. Pegg The Senate on Thursday (July 7) approved legislation that preempts state GMO labeling laws and calls on the USDA to develop a national GMO disclosure standard. The 63-30 vote in favor of the bill sends the measure to the House for final …

July 4, 2016

The Wall Street Journal June 30, 016 by MELANIE TROTTMAN Fast-food workers and civil-rights groups in Birmingham, Ala., are expanding their constitutional challenge to a recent state law that prohibits cities from setting their own higher minimum wages by adding more participants and a voting-rights claim to bolster their original lawsuit. Read …

July 4, 2016

Eco Watch June 30, 2016 by Lorraine Chow Despite Vermont’s historic GMO labeling bill coming into effect July 1, Senate Agriculture Committee chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and ranking member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) are vigorously lobbying to get their industry-approved GMO labeling deal passed before Congress’s summer break. According to POLITICO’s Morning Agriculture blog, the Senate …

June 30, 2016

Wisconsin State Farmer June 29, 2016 MADISON FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is pleased to see a compromise agreement reached on the federal biotech food labeling legislation, thanks to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow. Together, Roberts and Stabenow have reached an agreement that provides clear federal …