July 18, 2016

VT Digger July 15, 2016 by MIKE POLHAMUS The U.S. House has joined the Senate in approving a bill undoing Vermont’s law requiring labels that identify genetically altered foods. President Barack Obama is expected to sign it, according to reports. Vermont’s delegation strenuously opposed the bill, S.764, which was advanced by …

July 14, 2016

Bloomberg Politics July 13, 2016 by Alan Bjerga and Angela Greiling Keane The White House plans to support legislation creating a national labeling standard for foods containing genetically modified organisms even though consumer groups criticize the bill for allowing information to live behind special codes, and for exempting meat and eggs. “While there …

July 11, 2016

WAMC July 8, 2016 by PAT BRADLEY Late Thursday the U.S. Senate approved federal GMO labeling legislation and moved the bill to the House for consideration.  In Vermont, where the first-in-the-nation mandatory GMO labeling law went into effect last Friday, advocates say the federal bill caters to the whims of the …

July 11, 2016

National Conference of State Legislatures July 10, 2016 by  Benjamin Husch The Senate has approved a bill requiring mandatory labeling of certain bioengineered products while also pre-empting any existing or future state labeling requirements. S. 764 was approved 65-32 on Thursday. The bill is the result of months of negotiations …

July 10, 2016

Valley News July 8, 2016 by Donna Cassata And Mary Clare Jalonick Washington — Food packages nationwide would for the first time be required to carry labels listing genetically modified ingredients under legislation the Senate backed on Thursday. The vote was 63-30 for the bipartisan measure, which would compel foods that …