AG POLICY NEWS
Senate Rejects Biotech Labels
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu May 23, 2013 02:28 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The U.S. Senate doesn't support allowing states the freedom to require labels on foods that include ingredients from biotech crops.

While ballot initiatives and state legislators continue pushing for such labels, an amendment to the farm bill by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to ensure states have the freedom to require such labels received just 27 votes on Thursday with 71 senators rejecting such state-created food labels. Sanders' amendment garnered the backing of just one more senator than a comparable amendment he offered during last year's debate.

Sanders was impassioned about the topic, saying the Vermont legislature had ...

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