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Iowa Corn Growers President Says Voluntary GMO Labeling Best Solution

 

The Grocery Manufacturers Association and three other groups are now pushing for a federal Genetically Modified Organism Law. They’re looking for an industry friendly law with a voluntary federal standard.  Iowa Corn Grower’s President Roger Zylstra who serves as Vice Chair of the National Corn Growers Biotech Action team says they’ve been spending a lot of money fighting mandatory GMO labeling and having a voluntary regulation might be their best hope

Zylstra says while voluntary labeling isn’t their first choice, it would be better than the mandatory type of regulation sought through a measure backed by California Senator Barbara Boxer and New York Congressman Peter DeFazio.

Zylstra says rather than spending a great deal of money and resources fighting labeling advocates biotech supporters need to work on consumer education.

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A couple is seen through an American flag as they walk to a polling place for the New Hampshire primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.