House Dems Push for Mandatory GMO Labeling
Backed by food companies like Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, House Democrats renewed their push on Capitol Hill Wednesday for the mandatory labeling of foods that contain genetically modified organisms or GMOs.
In March, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, but to move the bill through Congress, DeFazio said there needs to be a grassroots movement to gain Republican support. Rep. Don Young (Alaska) is the bill's sole Republican co-sponsor now.
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