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US grocery group rallies support for voluntary GM labeling plan

The US Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has ramped up its effort to fend off mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods, forming a coalition with more than two dozen prominent food, grower and biotechnology industry groups to press the issue with federal lawmakers and with the public. The members of the coalition have all thrown their support behind a legislative proposal drafted by the GMA that would require that the FDA set up voluntary labeling standards and preempt states from enacting their own labeling laws. News of the GMA proposal was leaked to the press last month.


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