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On Thursday, the U.S. Senate rejected an amendment to the 2013 U.S. Farm Bill that would allow states to require genetically modified foods to be labeled as such on their packaging.
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont began Thursday’s vote with the amendment, which ultimately failed 71-27. Senators from states that produce an abundance of genetically modified crops opposed the amendment in fear that the labels would scare off consumers and raise the cost of packaging.
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