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House Plans Action on GMO Labeling

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The U.S. House of Representatives will consider the Senate’s genetically modified organism food labeling bill this week. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, announced the House would consider the bill before the chamber adjourns on Friday until September. The House Rules Committee will meet to consider the legislation Tuesday afternoon before the measure will be considered by the full chamber. The bill is a bipartisan compromise written by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas and ranking Democrat Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, but the bill is technically an amendment to a House bill. House Agriculture Committee Chair Mike Conaway, R-TX, said last week that he finds the legislation to be “problematic,” but offered his support to the amendment.

Conaway said he “will never fully support federally mandating,” but added that it was his “intention to support the bill.”

Source: NAFB News Service