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 Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, HR 1599, was recently introduced in Congress. The bill would create a national, voluntary standard for labeling food products containing GMOs, or genetically modified organisms. It would establish national guidelines in lieu of a state-by-state patchwork of regulations. The bill takes a common-sense approach to resolve the recent… read more
Currently, states across the nation are considering imposing labeling mandates for foods containing genetically modified organisms, creating a growing patchwork of labeling laws that threatens to harm interstate commerce, drive up the price of food and increase consumer confusion. It would be particularly acute for Illinois where farmers rely on emerging technologies to help feed… read more
One major reason the public is wary of genetically modified crops is the role humans play in shaping the plants’ traits. To make many genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for use as food crops, scientists insert genetic material into a crop’s DNA from a totally different species. It certainly doesn’t sound “natural.” But this transfer of genetic material from one species… read more
Conventional eggplant farmers in Bangladesh are forced to spray their crops as many as 140 times during the growing season, and pesticide poisoning is a chronic health problem in rural areas. But because Bt brinjal is a hated G.M.O., or genetically modified organism, it is Public Enemy No.1 to environmental groups everywhere. The stakes are… 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.