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

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.
GMOs are safe and have a number of important benefits for people and our planet. GMO crops use less water and fewer pesticides, reduce the price of crops by 15-30% and can help us feed a growing global population of seven billion people.