GMO-label group on track with Colorado petitions
Proponents of a referendum in Colorado to require labels on foods made with genetically modified organisms say they will have enough signatures to put the question on the November election ballot. The Colorado Statesman says the Right to Know initiative must submit 86,105 valid signatures by Aug 4; the group says it already has 90,000 signatures.
Vermont Senate passes GMO food labeling bill
Vermont state senators passed, 28-2, a bill to require labels on foods made with genetically modified organisms and sold at retail - one of the final steps toward the first such state law.
Pompeo, Butterfield unveil GMO pre-emption bill
Reps Mike Pompeo of Kansas and GK Butterfield of North Carolina will unveil a bill today to set a federal standard for labeling genetically engineered foods and block states from adopting labeling laws of their own.