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Senate Seeks to Reverse GE Crop Law
Fri Sep 27, 2013 03:54 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate is seeking to reverse a controversial law that allows farmers to harvest genetically modified crops even when the crops are caught up in legal battles.

The law, passed as part of a spending bill earlier this year, has become a flashpoint in the national debate over genetically engineered foods. It would expire at the end of the federal budget year next week, and a temporary spending bill passed by the House would extend it. But Senate Democrats' spending bill would let it expire.

The narrow provision only applies to genetically modified crops that are under ...

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