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Cotton Applauds Senate Agricultural Committee’s Efforts to Address Problems Created by Vermont’s GMO Law

June 9, 2016

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C.- Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement applauding the Senate Agricultural Committee's efforts to address the problems created by Vermont's Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) law:

"I'm encouraged that my colleagues on the Senate Agricultural Committee are coming together in a bipartisan fashion to address the crisis created by Vermont's Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) law which takes effect in just three weeks. Unless we take action, the impact of this law will be devastating. Arkansans could see their grocery bills increase by more than $50 each month to pay for compliance costs. And this law could also effectively require food products to have different labels in every state or even every locality. The House of Representatives recently passed legislation to address Vermont's GMO law and the Senate should follow suit quickly."