AGRIBUSINESS: GMO Labeling Bill Introduced In U.S. House

A new bill introduced in the U.S. House would direct the Food and Drug Administration to label genetically modified food, and it has the support of American Farm Bureau, the National Corn Growers’ Association and the American Soybean Association.

Sponsor Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas says cross breeding crops isn’t new, but he considers genetic modification as an updated way of cross breeding.

The bill requires companies to submit new GM products to FDA, which will apply a label to them if there is evidence of adulteration, food safety concerns, or mislabeling.

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