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Kansas Governor Vetoes Restrictive Labeling Bill

Apr 27, 2009

In a victory for IDFA and its members, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius last Thursday vetoed a bill that would have placed labeling restrictions on dairy products using milk from cows not treated with rbST. Noting the overwhelming opposition to the legislation, the governor expressed concern that a patchwork of labeling requirements differing from state to state would make it too expensive to provide consumers with information on the dairy products they purchase. IDFA actively opposed this bill and recently sent a letter to the governor asking for a veto. The Kansas legislature has 30 days to attempt an override, but it would require a two-thirds majority in both houses to be effective.

 
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