Vote expected this week on revised version of Sen Pat Roberts' GMO labeling bill

By Elaine Watson

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Vote expected on revised version of Pat Roberts' GMO labeling bill

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A vote in the Senate is expected Wednesday on a revised version of Sen. Pat Roberts’ GMO labeling bill (S. 2609), which would preempt state GMO labeling laws.

The bill would give the food industry two years to get the majority of products into the industry-backed SmartLabel program before mandatory labeling rules would come into effect.

In a press release issued late Monday, Roberts said: “This legislation is a true compromise. I have worked with my colleagues from both sides of the aisle to find a balance between consumers’ right to know and ensuring an even playing field in the marketplace​.”

Click HERE​ to read the text of the bill, which anti-GMO activists are dubbing the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act.

Gary Hirshberg, chairman of Just Label It and Stonyfield Farm said: "This latest version of the DARK Act is yet another creative way to keep consumers from getting the information they are demanding about how their food was grown and produced."

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