The Senate today rejected by a vote of 71 to 27 an amendment by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) that would have given states clear authority to require the labeling of foods produced through genetic engineering. The measure also would have required the FDA and the USDA to report to Congress within two years on the percentage of food and beverages in the United States that contain genetically engineered ingredients.

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