Friday, July 8, 2016

Senate passes bill to require GMO labeling

The United States Senate has passed a bill that will require GMO labeling.

It now goes to a committee to try to mesh this bill with one passed by the House of Representatives.

While the food industry has long opposed mandatory GMO labeling, arguing that there are no food safety or nutritional differences, it reluctantly supports this bill because it’s better to have one national standard than 50 different state regulations.

GMO labeling advocates are also reluctant supporters of the bill because they note there are no penalties for failure to comply.