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

Houston Chronicle July 10, 2016 by Bill Lambrecht WASHINGTON – Two decades after the first genetically modified crops sprouted, Congress is speeding toward passage of mandatory labeling of gene-altered food with a plan aimed at shoppers with phones in their pockets, internet access and patience. Read the post

July 11, 2016

The Davis Enterprise July 10, 2016 by Felicia Alvarez In the latest addition to the turbulent saga of Valero Refining Company’s proposal to expand a crude oil-by-rail train route through the Sacramento-Davis region to a refinery in Benicia, the City of Davis, Yolo County, and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments …

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 …