Senate GMO Labeling Bill Mark-Up Postponed

February 25, 2016

The Senate Committee on Agriculture was scheduled to have a markup on the Chairman Pat Roberts’ draft GMO labeling bill today, February 25, 2016, but the meeting was postponed until Tuesday, March 01, 2016.  There is speculation that the delay may be the result that the bill does not have enough support from Democrats.  The announcement on the Senate Ag Committee’s website says that the markup was postponed until next week, but a date has yet to be set.  Advocacy groups against the measure are using the delay as an opportunity to continue their attacks against stating the legislation is “very poorly drafted.”  In addition, several states who have already passed legislation requiring the labeling of GMOs or are considering such legislation have sent letters in to their U.S. Senate delegations urging them to oppose the bill that would preempt any state actions.

To view the bill scheduled for mark-up, click here.

To view the mark-up announcement, click here.

To view the letter from the Center for Food Safety, click here.

 

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