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Potato, sugar leaders laud GMO labeling bill

John O'Connell/Capital PressNational Potato Council officials discuss the GMO labeling bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives July 14 shortly after learning of the news during their summer meeting in Park City, Utah.Leaders of the potato and sugar beet industries say they consider a bill that passed Congress requiring labels on food containing genetically modified organisms to be a good compromise. The House of Representatives approved the bill July 14 by a 306-117 vote and sent it to the White House. President Barrack Obama has indicated he intends to sign the legislation, which agricultural interests laud for creating a single national standard to prevent a patchwork of state regulations. The GMO labeling bill recently implemented in Vermont will be suspended. New rules for the federal standard will go into effect within two years. More

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