The Senate Agriculture Committee recently held a mark-up to consider legislative language related to GMO labeling. The Committee approved the proposed language by a vote of 14 – 6, with three Democratic votes.
At least six Democrats are now on record either voting for the bill in committee or saying they will support a compromise version on the Senate floor
Prior to the mark up, members of the Senate Agriculture Committee received a letter supporting the Chairman’s Mark signed by at least 652 organizations representing the entire food chain, including a number of stakeholders from Minnesota.
The legislation now moves to the Senate floor, where supporters hope to have a vote before Easter break. Instead of moving as a stand-alone bill, it is likely the proposed language will attached to another piece of legislation.
An audio update regarding the issue can be accessed here: https://soundcloud.com/rdl-associates/linder-farm-network-gmo-labeling-senate-ag-committee-mark-up