Sen. Bernie Sanders’ plan
to give individual states the authority to require the labeling of genetically
engineered foods has been defeated in the U.S. Senate by a three to one
margin. His proposal was one of
more than 70 amendments to the 2012 Farm Bill.
Genetically engineered products are prevalent in the food system, from
fruits and vegetables, to processed foods. But critics of GMOs say
consumers don’t have access to reliable information about the
genetically modified organisms they are eating.