Trying to keep GMO labeling out of the Omnibus

label GMOSMore than 290 organizations—including OTA—have signed and sent a letter to Senate and House leaders urging them to make sure that provisions that would preempt state GMO labeling efforts are not included in the upcoming appropriations bill. The rider has been floated as a potential way to block a labeling law from taking effect in Vermont next summer, as the comprehensive industry-backed Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act seems unlikely to gain the support needed for passage in the Senate. In addition to OTA, the Center for Food Safety, Natural Resources Defense Council and Environmental Working Group are among the groups that signed onto the letter. Check it out.

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