Oregon congressman battles for GMO labeling


Rep. Peter DeFazio is pushing legislation to require mandatory nationwide labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms but the Grocery Manufacturers Association is fighting back.

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Rep. Peter DeFazio is pushing legislation to require mandatory nationwide labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms but the Grocery Manufacturers Association is fighting back.

The food industry is circulating a proposal in Congress that would allow voluntary labeling while pre-empting states from adopting their own labeling laws.  The move comes after Washington voters narrowly voted down a GMO labeling initiative — and as activists are pushing forward with a similar initiative in Oregon.

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