Montana: Food fight brewing over genetically modified ingredients

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A new bill requiring labels on foods with genetically modified ingredients is dividing Montana farmers and consumers.

The federal bill, dubbed the “Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act,” mandates that all food containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, be clearly labeled. It has bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate, including from that body’s lone farmer, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.

It’s a bill for which consumer groups have lobbied for more than a decade, but also one that most Montana farm groups oppose. In communities like Billings, non-GMO labels already appear on grocery store shelves, while irrigated fields bordering the city are seeded with genetically modified corn, sugar beets and alfalfa.

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