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House Passes Bill- States Can't Issue Label Laws for GMO's


Last updated 7/24/2015 at 10:38am

On Thursday, the House passed a bill which says states may no longer require genetically modified foods to be labeled. Genetically modified ingredients are already in 75 to 80 percent of packaged foods, according to the food industry. A spokesman for a major group that has been fighting against mandatory food labels (Grocery Manufacturers of America) claims that labels will just “scare people against genetically modified foods.” Opponents of the legislation say it keeps consumers in the dark about what they are eating. “What’s the problem with letting people know what they’re buying?” Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) wondered.

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