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S 764 - Establishes Labeling Standards for Genetically Modified Foods - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Establishes Labeling Standards for Genetically Modified Foods

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (-) -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (63-30) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes Labeling Standards for Genetically Modified Foods

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and adopt additional amendments to a bill that establishes regulations for labeling food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Highlights:
  • Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a national mandatory “bioengineered food” disclosure standard no later than 2 years after the enactment of this bill (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “bioengineered food” as a food that contains genetic material that has been modified through in vitro recombinant DNA techniques not obtained through conventional breeding or found in nature (Sec. 1).
  • Requires a bioengineered food to be disclosed in the form of text, a symbol, or an electronic or digital link (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes a small food manufacturer to disclose bioengineered foods through a telephone number or on a website (Sec. 1). 
  • Prohibits a state, county, or city from establishing a bioengineered food disclosure requirement, unless it is identical to the national standard (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the Secretary of Agriculture is not authorized to recall a food on the basis of whether the food bears a bioengineered disclosure (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (-) -
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THIS BILL PASSED THROUGH THE CHAMBER PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF A SEPARATE RESOLUTION. THE RECORDED VOTE AND ROLL CALL NUMBER MARK THE PASSAGE OF THAT RESOLUTION.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) -
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NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Establishes Labeling Standards for Genetically Modified Foods

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