Sen. Stabenow will propose new, compromise GMO labeling bill

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Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) plans to propose a GMO labeling bill after briefing groups from each side of the debate. Stabenow has shown her proposal to the Senate Agriculture Committee chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) whose compromise bill previously failed in the Senate. Stabenow has yet to share her proposal with any industry groups, which have noted the need for a Congressional compromise before July 1, 2016 when the Vermont law takes effect. . . .

However, Pepsi, as well as its sister company Frito-Lay, plans to label all products nationwide. Currently, some Pepsi bottles already contain the phrase “Partially Produced with Genetic Engineering.” . . . .  Pepsi’s premature labeling stems in part from its lawsuit against the Vermont law, alleging the labeling requirement is unconstitutional. Pepsi is seeking an injunction against the rule, and the matter is currently before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Read full, original post: Stabenow’s GMO Labeling Bill Could Serve as a Potential Congressional Compromise

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