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.
GMO Panic Is Bad Policy By Marc Lisner Editorial Board Philadelphia Inquirer America’s foremost nutritional problem may well be the sheer quantity of food it consumes, but the nation is increasingly haunted by a much more arcane question about its diet: Did someone at some point tinker with its DNA? The fear of consuming genetically… 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
Science Shows Crops Are Safe — To All But Activists Star Tribune Robert Wagner Several points made by Phyllis Kahn (“I support labeling, but not for the most-cited reasons,” Aug. 26) require discussion. This debate is not between activists and “agricultural scientists,” but between activists and every national food safety authority, every national health authority… read more
Why Working With Farmers Is Key To Fighting Hunger World Economic Forum Christopher Elias Around the world, more than 800 million people often do not have enough food to eat – and many of those are farmers. Three-quarters of the world’s poorest subsist by farming small plots of land, about the size of a football… read more
‘GMO Technology Could Become Solution To, Rather Than Cause Of, Food Allergies’ Genetic Literacy Project Charles Xu In 2000 the FDA recalled corn tortillas that had been made with corn contaminated with a GM corn variety that was approved for livestock consumption, not human. Although the FDA did not find a direct link between the… read more
Yale Professor Dissects Flawed Anti-GMO Commentary In New England Journal Of Medicine Genetic Literacy Project Steven Novella A recent commentary published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) by Philip J. Landrigan and Charles Benbrook uses extremely strained logic and misrepresentation to question the safety of GMO foods and argue for labeling. The primary… 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.