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.
The Wall Street Journal By Pamela G. Bailey Chipotle made headlines last week after the company’s dubious decision to remove genetically modified ingredients from the food at its 1,800 stores. Less noticed was a federal judge’s decision in Vermont that could wreak havoc on the national food supply and allow anti-GMO pseudoscience to be enshrined in… read more
Tired of fear-mongering and misleading tactics by political activists and special interest groups? You’re not alone. When it comes to biotechnology and genetically modified organisms, it’s almost impossible to separate facts from fiction. If you’re looking for just the facts about those issues, we think this video is for you. Watch the video to learn… read more
Eighty-eight percent of scientists polled by the Pew Research Center in January said genetically modified food is generally safe to eat. Only 37 percent of the public shared that view. The movement to require genetically modified food products to be labeled both reflects and exploits this divergence between informed opinion and popular anxiety. Mandated labeling… read more
By Dave Ladd Sun This Week (Apple Valley, MN) To the editor: Republican or Democrat, most people in Minnesota will agree that public policy decisions should be made based upon sound science rather than hyperbole and emotion. Unfortunately that does not seem to be the case when it comes to foods produced utilizing advanced agricultural… read more
By Bret Thorn Nation’s Restaurant News Walking the floor of the National Restaurant Association Show that just ended in Chicago, the claim I saw most often about new products on display was that they didn’t contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. That made me sad, but it was a symptom of a lot of what… read more
By Sean Ellis Capital Press British environmentalist Mark Lynas explained to several hundred people in Boise May 19 how he switched from being a pie-throwing, anti-GMO activist to a supporter of genetically engineered crops. Lynas showed video clips of him helping fan the flames of the anti-GMO movement in Europe during the mid-1990s. That included… read more
By Jane Fyksen Agriview The American Soybean Association responded recently to Chipotle’s announcement that the fast-food chain would remove all foods containing genetically modified ingredients, including soybean oil used in cooking, from its menu. American Soybean Association President Wade Cowan, a farmer from Brownfield, Texas, expressed what he viewed as farmers’ frustration with misinformation advanced… 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.