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US House passes industry-friendly GM food labelling bill

The US House of Representatives has passed legislation that would block state GMO [genetically modified organisms] labelling laws and order the federal government to develop a voluntary certification process for foods labelled as non-GMO. The Republican-controlled House approved The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (HR 1599) by a margin of 275 to 150, with 45 Democrats voting for the bill. Debate over the measure was at times heated, but the final result was never in doubt.

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