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Oberweis: No Mandatory Labels For Foods

Oberweis: No Mandatory Labels For Foods

Photo: Associated Press, Newsradio WTAX

One’s a dairyman and one’s a lawyer, but the two men running for U.S. Senate in Illinois this year do agree on this: mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods is wrong.

State Sen. Jim Oberweis, whose family’s dairy sells milk and ice cream at premium prices, says he’s against GMO, RBGH, and any other artificial boost. He says rather than maintain its own herds, Oberweis purchases milk from 20 family farms in Illinois and Wisconsin – all of which pledge not to give their cows such additives.

But in the name of opposing government overreach, Oberweis says mandating that they label the foods is wrong. Durbin agrees, saying the mere presence of a label suggests there could be something wrong with the product.

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