The Coalition for a Safe Affordable Food Supply and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture this week called on lawmakers to make a deal to block the Vermont labeling law. The groups made the push as Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman, Republican Pat Roberts of Kansas, and ranking member Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, are meeting to discuss a compromise on the labeling of genetically modified foods. Roberts said that the agreement is down to three sticking points, but did not elaborate.
In a joint news release, the groups expressed confidence “that a Roberts-Stabenow compromise will get 60 votes in the Senate and will be passed by the House” before the Vermont law goes into effect on July 1. However, the groups add, for this to happen, “a Roberts-Stabenow compromise must be reached this week.”
Source: NAFB News Service