Senate passes GMO labeling bill

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The Senate easily approved an historic compromise on GMO disclosure standards late [July 7]. . . .

Industry groups are lobbying House leaders to allow a vote on the bill next week. . . A House vote is needed before the [bill] can go to President Obama for his signature.

House GOP leaders face the challenge of getting the legislation approved without losing. . . support from conservatives who will object to mandatory disclosure or . . . insist on amendments . . . Any changes to the bill would send the bill back to the Senate. . .

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The Senate measure is markedly different than a bill that passed the House last year that would simply preempt state labeling laws without mandating any kind of disclosure method. . . .

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For defenders of the bill, the labeling debate exposed a divide over the future of biotechnology in agriculture.

“I urge all of my colleagues to stop denying science and start understanding that GMO ingredients are just as healthy for American consumers as any other ingredient,” said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.

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