The Senate Agriculture Committee passed a bill out of committee that would invalidate any state GMO labeling requirement and establish a federal voluntary labeling system. The bi-partisan proposal would implement the following standards: – Provides definitions for the voluntary labeling of genetically modified (or bioengineered) foods – Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to draft and [...]
The House passed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. The bi-partisan bill establishes a voluntary federal labeling standard for genetically modified organisms. Additionally, the bill prohibits states from passing mandatory or more restrictive labeling standards. At this time there is no plan for the Senate to take up the bill.
Representatives Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) have introduced the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015. The bill would make the Food and Drug Administration the only United States agency that could label food and beverage products made with genetically modified ingredients. It would also prohibit the individual states from requiring GMO [...]