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A bill that would make GMO labeling voluntary was voted on in the U.S. House on July 23. The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act passed on a primarily party line vote: 275-150.
It stops state labeling differences and would clarify national labeling regulations in regard to genetically modified food. The Food and Drug Administration would require a label only if it finds a health or safety risk posed by a variety.
All four Iowa House representatives voted yes on the bill.
H.R. 1599 now goes to the Senate, which is working on their own version.
The bill also creates a GMO free label and a natural label, much like the organic label.