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Washington Insider
Tue Jan 21, 2014 01:14 PM CST

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

PUSH FOR BIOTECH FOOD LABELS HEATING UP

More than 200 non-governmental organizations -- including several food manufacturers -- have signed onto a letter to President Obama in which they urge that he direct the Food and Drug Administration to require food companies to disclose the presence of genetically engineered food. The letter reminded Obama of a promise he made in 2007 as a candidate and urged that he add the United States to the list of 64 nations that mandate GE ...

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