|U.S. GMO food labeling bill passes Senate|
Reuters - 7/8/2016.By Chris Prentice - The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would for the first time require food to carry labels listing genetically-modified ingredients, which labeling supporters say could create loopholes for some U.S. crops.
|Senate Passes A GMO Labeling Bill That The Food Industry Likes|
National Public Radio - 7/8/2016. By Dan Charles. The Salt - After months of bargaining and backroom arguments, the Senate has voted in favor of a new national standard for labeling food that contains ingredients from genetically modified crops. The essence of the deal: Companies will have to disclose their GMO ingredients, but they won't have to put that information right on the label.
|Is Congress Finally Ready to Rein In Powerful Food Monopolies?|
Mother Jones - 7/7/2016. By Tom Philpott - Last week, cookie-and-candy giant Mondelez International tried to buy US chocolate titan Hershey. Hershey's board formally rejected the $23 billion buyout offer, but negotiations are ongoing and a deal could still happen. The potential tie-up between the maker of Oreos and the creator of the Kiss and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups drew little coverage outside of the business press, mostly because such mega-mergers among food and beverage companies have become commonplace.
|U.S. Senate Moves to Limit GMO Labeling|
Beyond Pesticides - 7/7/2016. Despite an outpouring of letters, calls and protests, in a key procedural vote yesterday, the Senate voted to deny Americans the right to know what is in their food products, and to preempt states’ rights to create their own genetically engineered food labeling laws.