U.S. Senate Rejects Amendment for Nationwide GMO Labeling

June 21, 2012

The amendment was overwhelmingly defeated by a vote of 26-73.

Hours ago, the U.S. Senate struck down an amendment calling for mandatory labeling of foods and beverages containing genetically modified ingredients. Senators voted 26-73 to defeat the amendment, SA 2310, which was introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to amend the new Farm Bill.

Senator Kirk (R-IL) was the only abstaining vote.

See how your senators voted on labeling of GMO foods at the link above.