WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a food fight in Congress over genetically modified foods.
The Senate is moving ahead on bipartisan legislation that would for the first time require food packages to carry labels listing genetically modified ingredients. Vermont's senators — Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy — argue that the measure falls short, especially compared to the tougher labeling in their state that took effect last Friday.
They argue that the federal government shouldn't run roughshod over a state's rules, pre-empting Vermont's law, and the federal requirements wouldn't be consumer-friendly.
The Senate is set to begin voting on Wednesday.