U.S. House Votes To Ban States From Mandatory GMO Labeling

July 24, 2015

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 275-150 to pass a measure that would block states from issuing any mandatory labeling laws for foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs), according to Reuters. The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, as it’s known by its supporters, would create a voluntary nationwide labeling system overseen by the federal government.

“This bill, supported by over 400 groups that provide safe and affordable food for our world, will eliminate the state-by-state labeling patchwork that would serve to confuse consumers, stigmatize GMO crops, and raise food costs,” said Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS), a co-sponsor of the bill, in a statement.

The bill moves forward to the Senate.