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
Can A Skeptical Public Be Persuaded To Embrace GMO Foods? Yes, If We Want Sustainable Agriculture By Jon Entine Genetic Literacy Project The answer to that question differs sharply whether we are talking about Western countries or the more economically challenged and agriculturally poorer developing world. In Western capitals, from Sydney to London to San… read more
Friends Of The Earth Doesn’t Want To Hear It By Tom Karst The Packer Everybody has an angle, including the guy that tries to point out the other’s guy’s obvious bias. The Friends of the Earth illustrates this point in a news release headlined “Truth or Deception: New report exposes how industry front groups are… read more
The Big Money Battle To Sway Americans’ Food Choices By Elizabeth Grossman Civil Eats When it comes to food in America, we’re witnessing a sea change. Organic sales jumped 11 percent last year. Meanwhile about 84 percent of U.S. consumers now say they buy at least some organic food and two-thirds of Americans are in… read more
Davis Tours Biotech Research Facilities, Touts Voluntary GMO Labeling Bill By Jim Meadows Illinois Public Radio Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) says biotechnology is the key to feeding the world, and that he supports legislation that would pre-empt state restrictions on labeling genetically modified food. Davis found a friendly audience at the four central Illinois… 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.