Roberts works to advance his GMO labeling bill

Democrat opposition significant as Republicans try to advance voluntary GMO labeling bill with mandatory fallback.

Senators made impassioned speeches Tuesday after the Senate proceeded to floor debate Monday night on a bill that provides a national solution to preventing a patchwork of state laws on biotechnology labeling before Vermont’s state law takes effect in July.

Senate Agriculture Committee chairman Pat Roberts (R., Kan.) first introduced his bill that advanced through committee earlier this month and has made some changes to help draw more Democrat support.

“This legislation is

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