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With the Vermont [GMO labeling] bill taking effect July 1st, 2016, the Senate . . . headed it off by passing its own bill. . .
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In a private capacity, . . . I signed a letter urging the House to negotiate a better bill.
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An economy based on free enterprise requires a consistent, national labeling solution to maximize the consumer’s right-to-know and allow for competition and innovation to thrive. . . . The House must . . . pass this . . . proposal to protect farmers, families, and businesses. If not, anti-GMO activists will continue to stigmatize biotech science through their organized, yet deceitful, campaign of state-based labeling mandates.
Now, I don’t agree with all of that. . . . We had plenty of time to negotiate good science policy, so there was no reason to settle for bad.
But I applaud that intelligent people could see the same landscape . . . arrive at a different conclusion, and make their case – without the name-calling. . . and extortion that opponents of science use.
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