The clock is ticking. There are only 37 working days left on the Senate’s legislative calendar before Vermont’s on-pack GMO labeling law takes effect on July 1. Unless Congress acts to pass a uniform national standard for food labeling, a state government representing only 600,000 residents will dictate the law of the land when it comes to America’s food supply system.
Faced with continued uncertainty and the looming Vermont labeling mandate, some food manufacturers have already started to reformulate their products away from GMO ingredients – which studies show will raise the price of groceries for American families by more than $1,000 per year. Families simply can’t afford this.
Farmers rely on biotechnology to feed millions of people around the world. But Vermont’s on-package GMO label stigmatizes this proven technology, and it is already having detrimental effects on America’s safe, affordable food supply.
Anti-GMO activists have admitted their ultimate goal is to use on-pack labeling to drive biotechnology from the marketplace, turning back the clock on agricultural productivity. If Congress doesn’t act in the next 37 legislative days, that is exactly what will happen.
There’s no more time to waste.
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.