We need a uniform national solution to eliminate the potential confusion and costly red tape associated with the growing, 50-state patchwork of mandatory state labeling laws that could raise the cost of food for families by up to $1,050 per year.
(Washington, D.C.) – Pamela G. Bailey, President and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association and Charles F. Conner, President and CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives and the co-chairs of the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food, released the following statement today in support of the Roberts-Stabenow GMO labeling agreement: “This is the solution… read more
Bernie Sanders’ State Wants To Unlearn The Lesson Of Competition Alex Brill Real Clear Markets When Boris Yeltsin stopped by a Houston grocery store in 1989, his faith in communism began to crumble. “When I saw those shelves crammed with hundreds, thousands of cans, cartons and goods of every possible sort, for the first time… read more
Deadline Quickly Approaching For U.S. Senate To Pass National GMO Labeling Standard Charles F. Conner Medium In just a few weeks, Vermont’s state mandate on labeling genetically engineered foods will become the de facto standard for the entire nation, which will disrupt America’s food supply chain and increase costs for consumers, farmers and manufacturers. This… read more
Pamela Bailey, President and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and Chuck Conner, President and CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, released the following statement today. Bailey and Conner serve as the co-chairs of the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food, which consists of 54 national trade associations representing the entire food chain. “It… read more
This morning, Grocery Manufacturers Association President Pamela Bailey gave an important speech, in which she warned of the real, extensive and lasting impacts of reformulation on the American food supply. As POLITICO reported, unless the Senate takes immediate action to stand up for agricultural biotechnology, farmers and food producers face an uncertain future. Without a… read more
Today marks just 6 legislative days left for Congress to find a bipartisan solution GMO labeling solution to block Vermont’s CFSAF leaders representing every corner of the American food supply value chain called on Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow yesterday to act immediately to find a bipartisan compromise. While we’re encouraged by reports that… read more
Food Groups Cite Urgent Need For Senate Deal On GMO Labeling Tom Karst The Packer Predicting chaos after July 1 if Congress does not reach an agreement on a national standard for GMO labeling standard for food, leaders of the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food pleaded for Senate Agriculture Committee leaders Sens. Pat Roberts, R-Kan.,… read more
Safe Food Coalition Urges Senate To Act Cindy Zimmerman AgWired The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF) and leaders of America’s agricultural and food industries are sounding the alarm that Congress needs to act immediately to pass a bipartisan solution before Vermont’s mandatory on-package labeling law goes into effect July 1. As of today, there… read more
We are a broad-based coalition representing the entire American agriculture food chain – from farm to fork. We are committed to increasing the public’s understanding about the science and safety of GMOs and advocating for a uniform labeling solution.