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Divisive GMO Labeling Bill Passes House, Heads To Senate

WASHINGTON — A bill that would prevent state and local governments from requiring labels on genetically modified foods passed 275-150 in the House of Representatives on Thursday after contentious debate. The bill heads to the Senate. If enacted into law, it would nullify labeling laws that have passed in Vermont, Connecticut and Maine but have yet to take effect. . At least 15 other states have introduced legislation to impose similar regulations on food made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. But it's been an uphill battle in many places, with strong opposition from the food industry helping to defeat anti-GMO proposals in California and Washington state, among...

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