Conservative support is strong for the agricultural biotechnology legislation that the House is expected to consider this week. Major conservative leaders from American Enterprise Institute Fellow Alex Brill and free market activist Jerry Roger to Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Mick Mulvaney all agree that Congress needs to pass this bill, which will immediately preempt Vermont’s labeling law.
This legislation will prevent a costly patchwork of state labeling mandates while offering a free market approach to GMO disclosure. This common sense approach has earned the support of over 1,100 food and agricultural organizations from all 50 states. These are just a few of the things to keep in mind if you hear criticism from Heritage Foundation over the next few days.
Take a look at what’s been said.
Congressmen Mick Mulvaney, Mike Pompeo, Scott Garrett, Scott DesJarlais, Rod Blum and Jeff Duncan write in a Dear Colleague letter:
Conservative free market activist Jerry Rogers writes in Townhall:
In his op-ed, American Enterprise Institute research fellow Alex Brill explains how the advantages of competition, innovation, and free trade in the American food supply are at risk if Congress fails to act on a uniform, national GMO disclosure solution:
And Senator Ted Cruz addresses conservative concerns in his statement in support of the biotech labeling solution, saying:
House inaction is not an option. The legislation before the House will protect American farmers, consumers and food producers from a costly, confusing patchwork of state labeling mandates. This is the conservative solution America’s food supply needs and the House should pass it by the end of the week so the negative impacts of Vermont’s law do not spread any further than they already have.
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.