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July 23, 2015
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House Passes Bill to Prevent Mandatory GMO Labeling

Food Companies will no longer have to disclose whether their products include genetically modified ingredients under legislation passed by the House yesterday, July 23, 2015. The bill is backed by the House the food industry, which has fought mandatory labeling around the country in different states. The legislation was passed through with a final vote of 275-150. This legislation prevents states from requiring package labels that indicates the presence of GMOs. The largest food companies agree with this legislation because they believe labeling is misleading to those who by their food. Advocates for the labels say people have aright to know what is their food and critizie the legislation for taking away rights to require labels. The Food and Drug Administration has said GMOs are safe, and the federal government does not support mandatory labels. At this time, there is no similar bill in the Senate. At the same time, the legislation will help step up FDA oversight by requiring that any new genetically engineered products be reviewed by the agency before they can be sold.

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Lynchburg News and Advance Washington Times
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