Biotech inclusion on Nutrition Facts label introduced in Senate

New bill introduced by Democrats gets support from consumer groups seeking more transparency on biotech ingredients.

The biotech labeling debate has another alternative on the table with a new bill from Sen. Jeff Merkley (D., Ore.). It comes just a day after the Senate Agriculture Committee voted 14-6 to advance a bill from Sen. Pat Roberts (R., Kan.) on how to address labeling foods that may contain genetically modified (GM) ingredients.

Merkley's bill would provide consumers with clear access to information about GM ingredients in foods while ensuring that food producers are not burdened by a c

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