On July 29, 2016, President Obama signed into law the federal genetically engineered (GE) food labeling bill (S. 764). The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives on July 14, 2016, 306-117, with broad bipartisan support. The Senate had previously passed the final bill, 63-30, on July 7. The bill will create a nationwide labeling standard for foods containing GE ingredients, and puts an end to the patchwork of state legislation that has developed over the past few years, including the nation’s first GE food labeling law in Vermont that was supposed to go into effect in July.
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