- Associated Press - Thursday, June 23, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says he has “deep concerns” about a bi-partisan bill being considered in the U.S. Senate that would pre-empt the state law requiring the labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms.

Shumlin, a Democrat, made the comments Thursday after hearing that U.S. senators have reached a bi-partisan deal to require the labeling of food made with GMOs, but it would be more lenient than Vermont’s law.

Shumlin says the deal being considered by the Senate would allow manufacturers to use an electronic code to get the GMO information.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says the Senate’s proposal is more complicated than Vermont’s law and he intends to review it.

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he will work to defeat the legislation.

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