24 legislative days. That’s all the time left to protect hungry families and hardworking farmers from the threat of Vermont’s on-pack GMO labeling mandate.
This looming threat could not only dramatically increase food prices for the average family by over $1,000 per year, but could also lead to broader issues as mandatory labels stigmatize GMO ingredients and push food companies to reformulate away from biotech crops.
As companies are forced to source new, non-GMO ingredients, they’ll could be led to non-GMO products grown overseas – with the risk that American manufacturing jobs could follow.
Fewer American jobs, limited consumer choice and higher food costs — all problems that could be prevented if the Senate would take action to block a patchwork of state labeling laws by passing a uniform, national food labeling standard.
With just 24 days in session left before July 1, it’s time for Congress to step up and find a bipartisan solution that will protect farmers, food producers and families from this patchwork approach that begins with Vermont.
Read more HERE about the dramatic impact that reformulation could have — and what we can do to stop it.
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.