A Rare Senate Vote AGAINST Federal Hyperactivity
Hey, gotta take these victories where we can find them.
The Senate has overwhelmingly rejected an amendment allowing states to require labeling of genetically modified foods.
The amendment by Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders tried to clarify that states can require the labels. Both the Vermont House and Connecticut Senate voted this month to make food companies declare genetically modified ingredients on their packages.
The Senate amendment was rejected Thursday on a 71-27 vote.
Opponents are from farm states that use a lot of genetically modified crops. They say the government should leave the issue to the Food and Drug Administration, which does not require the labeling. They say it would be was expensive for food companies and therefore consumers.
If science wants to make my food better and last longer, let it. Now get to work on that Jetsons thing where I just have to tell it what meal I want and it makes it in seconds.
A hover car would be nice too.