by Ben Nuelle
The Senate Ag Committee postpones mark up of Biotech labeling bill or “GMO labeling” bill until next week.
Below is the official statement released Thursday.
Due to changes on the Senate floor, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry’s business meeting to consider the Chairman’s Mark on Biotechnology Labeling Solutions is postponed until next week.
But according to an Agri-Pulse report, a spokesperson from Senate Ag Committee chairman Pat Robert’s office, says the mark up was postponed at the request of Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat ranking member in the Senate Ag Committee. Her bill regarding the safe drinking water issue in Flint, Michigan heads to the floor Thursday.
Stabenow opposes the Biotech labeling bill saying there needs to be more of a compromise. Since the bill won’t be looked at until next week, this gives Roberts more time to gather more support from Democrats.