An Associated Press article that ran in The Washington Post, the day of the vote on House bill H.R. 1599 gave a rundown of what happens and the outlook related to support and opposition to the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 proceeding through the Senate, now that the House has passed it.
Reporter Mary Clare Jalonick provided a perspective from both sides of the issue and explains some things that would happen. A couple things she points out might cause some consternation in the ag industry since it puts more power in regulatory agencies. The prime example is that the Food and Drug Administration currently doesn’t have a mandatory safety review process for GM crops, but the House act would require new genetically modified foods go through a safety review process, Jalonick reported.
Click here to read the article as printed in The Washington Post.