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 $500 per year.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Claire Parker 202.677.7699 [email protected] October 21, 2015 Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing Reaffirms Safety of GMOs, Highlights Urgent Need For Uniform, National Food Labeling Standard (Washington, D.C.) – In a major step towards passage of a uniform, national labeling standard for foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the Senate Agriculture Committee… read more
(Washington, D.C) – Members of the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food from 22 states visited Capitol Hill today to urge Congress to pass a uniform, national food labeling standard for foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The fly-in featured men and women from across the country who represent the entirety of the nation’s food… read more
Science, Not Fear, Should Guide Food Labeling Laws By Editorial Board Boston Globe Congress created mandatory nationwide food labels, and it is Congress that has a responsibility to ensure they don’t stray from their original purpose of providing valid health and safety information to consumers. With that goal in mind, the Senate should approve controversial… read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Claire Parker 202.677.7699 [email protected] July 23, 2015 The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act Passes U.S. House With Bipartisan Vote 45 Democrats Support Bill Creating Science-Based Labeling Standard As Debate Shifts To U.S. Senate (Washington, D.C.) – In a victory for consumer choice, science and fact-based food labeling, the Coalition for Safe… read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Claire Parker 202.677.7699 [email protected] Nearly 500 Groups Call On Congress To Pass The Safe And Accurate Food Labeling Act Groups Hailing From All 50 States Demonstrate Growing Support For Science-Based, Uniform Food Labeling (Washington, D.C.) – Four hundred and seventy-five groups from all 50 states representing the entirety of the American… read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Claire Parker 202.677.7699 [email protected] (Washington, D.C.) – Today’s announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rejecting a petition that asked the Obama administration to support mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is a resounding victory for those who support the science-based, bipartisan compromise currently being negotiated… read more
“Hybridization Is Not Genetic Modification” — And Other Scientifically Suspect Anti-GMO Sayings David Warmflash Genetic Literacy Project If you want a clue as to whether somebody’s argument about genetics is likely not to be based in science, just look for the word “natural” to be repeated several times in their rationale. It happens in the… read more
Clickbait Obscures Scientific Truths Alex Koh The Daily Northwestern (Evanston, IL) During the ongoing presidential race, candidates have frequently made dubious scientific claims to support their platforms. Donald Trump recently cited that it was “really cold outside” as evidence against global warming, demonstrating a total lack of understanding about how both seasons and statistical trends… read more
Conversation On GMOs Needs Some Definition Joe Guenthner The Packer Genetically Modified Organism. That’s what the GMO acronym stands for, but what does it really mean? “Genetically” refers to genes, “modified” means changed and “organism” is a living thing. A simple GMO definition is any plant, animal or microorganism with changed genes. The recently deregulated… 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.