The US Senate passed an amendment offered by Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) to its budget resolution that would establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for the labeling of genetically engineered fish. While the Senate’s budget is non-binding and unlikely to be reconciled with the House’s version, labeling advocates hope the amendment will increase pressure on FDA to require labeling if GE fish is approved.
Senate passes amendment in favor of GE fish labeling
The legislation sets up a fund for labeling.
March 25, 2013