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Congress OKs GMO Labeling Bill


The U.S. House has passed a GMO labeling bill that would preempt a Vermont law that kicked in earlier this month.

Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Thursday that would allow food companies to use an electronic code readable by smartphone to indicate whether the food contains GMOs.

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell says the intent of the measure is to preempt Vermont’s and any other state considering a labeling law. “There’s still some more lawyering to be done for sure.  But our law appears to be on life support.”

The House passed the legislation 306-117 and the White House says Obama will sign the bill.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. Copyright 2016.  All rights reserved.

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