Ads seek state GMO preemption bill support (via Politico)

The food and agriculture industry are launching a set of online ads this week to urge farm-state Democrats in the Senate to back a bill that would preempt state GMO labeling laws and put in place a voluntary labeling system, much like the House-passed Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act from Representative Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.).

The ads, which target lawmakers in seven states and tout GMOs for creating affordable and safe food, will start running on Monday with a spot aimed at Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken.

Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) have said they are working on a bill that would put an end to the state mandatory GMO-labeling efforts, with the aim of getting it passed in the Senate by the end of the year.

The Minnesota ad is here: A longer version of the spot is here:


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