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    President Obama Signs Inadequate GMO Labeling Law

    The Associated Press is reporting, President Obama has signed the inadequate GMO labeling law which completely negates Vermont’s state law requiring more stringent labeling requirements from companies using genetically modified organisms. New to the GMO labeling controversy?  Please read over my recent post about the topic: Senate Nullifies Vermont GMO Labeling Law Senate Considering GMO Labeling Law Per the new law, the U.S. Agricultural Department will have two years to formulate rules and consequences for violators in the food production industry.  Companies will be required to disclose genetically modified ingredients through text labels, symbols, or scannable QR codes. As reported by Eater.com “the new federal labeling law supersedes strict GMO…

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    Corporate Food America Wins Yet Again

    Senate blocks bill that would override state GMO labeling laws The U.S. Senate on Wednesday blocked a bill that would nullify state and local efforts to require food makers to label products made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, as the industry races to stop Vermont’s law from taking effect on July 1. The proposed legislation from Republican Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas comes amid growing calls for transparency in the U.S. food supply. Labeling advocates have criticized the bill as toothless because it leaves the decision to disclose GMO ingredients to the companies whose products contain them. Senate Bill 2609 is known as the Biotech Labeling Solutions Act by…