Issue Update: Senate Agriculture Committee Action on GMO Labeling Legislation.

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

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