The measure will be sent to President Obama, who is expected to sign the bill into law.
The bill, which will now move to the House, would stop individual states from legislating labeling requirements that are different from the federal standards.
The measure would nullify Vermont’s first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law, which takes effect July 1.
The National Potato Council and the American Seed Trade Association applaud the proposal that would preempt state GMO food and seed labeling efforts and require USDA to set a standard for voluntary on-package disclosures.
As the first session of the 114th Congress is drawing to an end, potato growers from Colorado, Idaho, […]
The legislation would offer a federal standard for voluntary labeling of foods containing GMOs.
The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 was passed by the Agriculture Committee last week and […]
Organization calls on Congress for unified standards to bridge several pending labeling proposals.
Reintroduced bill includes a new provision allowing for labeling products as GMO-free via USDA-certification process.
Farming’s future depends on the willingness to invest in new methods and tools.
The association says the measure is “critically flawed and costly for consumers.”