Roberts Renewing Calls for Voluntary GMO Labeling Push

first_img Roberts Renewing Calls for Voluntary GMO Labeling Push Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts remains determined to pass a voluntary GMO labeling bill in time to block a Vermont law from taking effect. Roberts said recently that agriculture groups should pressure U.S. Senate Democrats who represent agriculture to support his voluntary GMO labeling measure. While Agriculture Committee Ranking Democrat Debbie Stabenow does not support the voluntary measure, the wildcard in the negotiations could be if Roberts can get enough farm state Democrats to sign on to his bill. Three of those Democrats supported his voluntary GMO labeling bill that failed in the Senate last month, Senators Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Tom Carper of Delaware, and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. The bill needs to clear a 60-vote threshold for consideration on the Senate floor. The Vermont law, meanwhile, goes into effect in less than 80 days. Previous articleUS Ethanol Production Falls to the Lowest Level Since September of 2015Next articleClean Water Indiana Funds Distributed to 92 Counties Hoosier Ag Today Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twittercenter_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Roberts Renewing Calls for Voluntary GMO Labeling Push By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 13, 2016 SHARElast_img

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