House likely to vote on GMO labeling bill before July 15 recess

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Agriculture and food groups asked the House of Representatives for quick consideration of the mandatory GMO labeling bill crafted by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and ranking member Debbie Stabenow — and it looks like they’ll get it. The House Rules Committee is set to consider the bill [in the afternoon on July 12], creating the potential for a final vote before Congress leaves [July 15] for a six-week recess.

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway said [July 8] he would back the Senate bill, but isn’t its biggest fan. “After spending the past week and a half studying the legislation and meeting with agricultural producers, along with a variety of other stakeholders, I have come to the conclusion that the Senate bill is riddled with ambiguity and affords the Secretary [of Agriculture] a concerning level of discretion,” the Texas Republican said. “While I will never fully support federally mandating the disclosure of information that has absolutely nothing to do with nutrition, health, or safety … it is my intention to support this bill.” Details on the House Rules Committee meeting here.


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