Deal Reached on Pre-Empting State GMO Labeling Requirements (Washington Business Journal)

“Our marketplace – both consumers and producers – needs a national biotechnology standard to avoid chaos in interstate commerce,” said committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., who negotiated the agreement with Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.

The National Association of Manufacturers agrees.

“Without uniformity in labeling, a myriad of state requirements would harm the competitiveness of the food and beverage manufacturers, driving up costs throughout the supply chain and threatening jobs and economic growth.” said Rosario Palmieri, NAM’s vice president of regulatory policy.

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