About the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food

The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food is dedicated to providing policy makers, media, consumers and all stakeholders with the facts about ingredients grown through GM technology. We are also an advocate for common sense policy solutions that will only further enhance the safety of the GM crops and protect the vital role they play in today’s modern global food supply chain. The coalition is comprised of American farmers and representatives from a diverse group of industry and non-governmental organizations.

American food and beverage companies have led the world in safe, quality food production for generations. Over the last two decades, the food industry has used genetically modified (GM) technology to produce these same products. Today, foods that have been genetically modified make up 70-80% of the foods we eat. Ingredients grown using GM technology are not only safe, but they also have a number of important benefits. GM crops are more plentiful, better for the environment and keep production costs down for farmers, ultimately lowering costs for consumers across the country.

We will continue to advocate for the continued safe and effective use of agricultural biotechnology to increase the food supply while lowering cost. And we will continue to engage in an informative dialogue with policy makers so that they understand the safety, prevalence and benefits of GM technology.

Our Members Include:

1. AACC International/ American Phytopathological Society
2. Agricultural Retailers Association
3. American Agri-Women
4. American Bakers Association
5. American Beverage Association
6. American Farm Bureau Federation
7. American Feed Industry Association
8. American Frozen Food Institute
9. American Fruit and Vegetable Processors and Growers Coalition
10. American Seed Trade Association
11. American Soybean Association
12. American Sugarbeet Growers Association
13. Biotechnology Industry Organization
14. CropLife America
15. Corn Refiners Association
16. Council for Responsible Nutrition
17. Flavor & Extract Manufacturers Association
18. Global Cold Chain Alliance
19. Grocery Manufacturers Association
20. Independent Bakers Association
21. International Dairy Foods Association
22. International Franchise Association
23. National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance
24. National Association of Manufacturers
25. National Association of Wheat Growers
26. National Confectioners Association
27. National Corn Growers Association
28. National Cotton Council
29. National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
30. National Grain & Feed Association
31. National Fisheries Institute
32. National Milk Producers Federation
33. National Oilseed Processors Association
34. National Potato Council
35. National Restaurant Association
36. National Turkey Federation
37. North American Millers Association
38. Pet Food Institute
39. Snack Food Association
40. U.S. Beet Sugar Association
41. U.S. Canola Association
42. U.S Dry Beans Council

Providing consumers with safe products is our number one priority, and we understand that some consumers have questions about genetically modified food ingredients.

The use of genetically modified (GM) ingredients is not only safe for people and our planet, but also has a number of important benefits.

Today, foods that have been genetically modified make up 70-80% of the foods we eat. GMO’s are safe and have a number of benefits for farmers, consumers and our planet.

Congressmen Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) along with a bipartisan group of lawmakers recently introduced the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act – new legislation that will ensure American food labeling standards are based on consistent, national standards driven by science.