Ag Policy Blog
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Jan 7, 2014 04:55 PM CST

An article Tuesday in Politico reported some of the nation's biggest food lobbies, including the Grocery Manufacturers Association, have drafted a bill that would prevent states from creating their own biotech labeling laws. Instead, the food industry wants the Food and Drug Administration to take on a bigger role in biotech oversight and would create standards for labeling food as "GMO-free."

According to the draft document posted by Politico and the Environmental Working group, the bill "would create a uniform, national program governing the premarket review and labeling of genetically engineered foods."

The bill comes after food and biotech companies ...

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