Did you know that agricultural biotechnology does more than just allow farmers to grow more food using less land, water and pesticides?
Biotechnology also enables scientists to create GMO crops like Golden Rice, which has been fortified with Vitamin A in order to fight blindness and malnutrition in hungry children around the world.
Unfortunately, anti-GMO activists have long worked to stigmatize this important innovation, making it harder to feed hungry families around the world.
And if Congress doesn’t act to block Vermont’s GMO labeling mandate and stop the onslaught of a costly, stigmatizing patchwork of GMO labeling laws, anti-GMO activists will use on-pack labels in an effort to drive the technology from the marketplace.
Congress has just 33 working days left to stand with science and protect the agricultural innovations that biotechnology brings.
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We are a broad-based coalition representing the entire American agriculture food supply chain – from farm to fork. We are committed to increasing the public’s understanding about the science and safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and advocating for science-based policies that keep food affordable for every American.