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Senate Ag Leaders Unveil Compromise GMO Labeling Bill

Yesterday, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released their long-awaited bill that would establish a federal GMO labeling regime and preempt any state laws, such as Vermont’s Act 120.… Read More
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John Block: GMO Legislation

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block Nancy Reagan was laid to rest this week. She was a very elegant First Lady and she was number one on President Reagan’s list – the love of his life and a trusted defender of the President. She was not inter… Read More
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John Block Reports: A Case Against Mandatory GMO Labeling

OFW Law founding principal Richard L. Frank fills in for former USDA Secretary John R. Block: Hello everybody out there in farm country. This is Rick Frank sitting in for John Block. This radio commentary is brought to you by John Deere and the Natio… Read More
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Bernie on Agriculture

By Marshall Matz, as published in Agri-Pulse Earlier this month, I summarized the agriculture positions of the candidates for President on both sides of the aisle. You can read that column here. Since that time, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) who i… Read More
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John Block: This and That

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block We have a long agenda of actions that need to be taken and not much time to do the job. The federal government’s fiscal year ends this month. The Congress needs to approve the level of spending for next year.… Read More
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John Block: GMOs Under Assault

By John R. Block We can’t seem to silence or satisfy the loud scream of opposition to GE crops. The reason probably is that up until now we have ignored them. It’s time to stand up and set the record straight. GE food is safe and even beneficial… Read More
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Recapping Round 1 of the Vermont GMO-Labeling Lawsuit

By John G. Dillard Millions across the globe tuned into this weekend’s Mayweather-Pacquiao bout, which was billed as “the fight of the century.” However, the pay-per-view event was not the only high stakes fight to report on from last week… Read More
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Mandated Labeling for Genetically Engineered Foods: Vermont’s Legislation Implicates the First Amendment

By Robert A. Hahn and John G. Dillard Note: OFW Law’s Bob Hahn and John Dillard recently authored a legal backgrounder on the First Amendment implications of Vermont’s new genetically engineered food labeling law for the Washington Legal Foun… Read More
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As Vermont Goes….? GMO Labeling Becomes the Law in Vermont

Vermont has become the first state in the nation to enact a law requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods.  (Connecticut and Maine has enacted labeling laws, but their laws do not go into effect unless a critical mass of neighboring states… Read More
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