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5/15: An amendment called the King Amendment, was inserted into the House version of the Farm Bill. If the King Amendment makes it into the final Farm Bill, Policy analysts emphasize that the King amendment could be used to prohibit or preempt any state GMO labeling law. 

5/23: Today the Senate voted down (27-71) the Sanders amendment #965 to S.954, the Farm bill. The amendment, submitted by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), was an effort to support the existing right of states to enact their own laws requiring the labeling of genetically engineered food.
Already 26 states have introduced GMO labeling laws.

WATCH VIDEO of TODAYS DEBATE: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4452937
The debate is still going on as to what IS and ISN’T in the Farm Bill. Check this webpage for updates and information about key amendments to this bill: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_27587.cfm

VOTE BREAKDOWN: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/vote/103296

More Details and what to do here: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_27587.cfm

PETITIONS:
PETITION 1: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=10910&track=RA&tag=RA

PETITION 2: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/congress-dont-pass-a?source=c.url&r_by=5382364

Additional Resources:
http://FarmBillPrimer.org/

http://www.wiselivingjournal.com/land-mines-in-the-2013-farm-bill/

News Articles:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/23/senate-gm-food-labeling-farm-bill

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Illustration: http://www.deesillustration.com/artwork.asp?item=640&cat=satire

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