Updates

May
9

Our national food supply is critically dependent on GMO crops to keep safe food affordable and abundant. And with just 34 legislative days left to find a bipartisan, common sense solution that will protect GMO ingredients, understanding that fact is more important than ever. Did you know that more than 90% of corn, soybeans, canola… read more

May
5

The headline above may seem like something out of the satirical news site The Onion, but in fact it is exactly what is happening with America’s food labeling policy. Vermont, a small and out-of-the-mainstream state has now taken control of food labeling for our entire nation. Vermont is home to only 600,000 people but is… read more

May
4

Congress is back in session next week… and will have just 34 working days left to find a uniform, national food labeling solution. There isn’t much time to ensure that a safe, proven tool farmers rely on is protected and food prices are kept low. We can’t stop now! Mike Gruber of the Grocery Manufacturers… read more

Apr
29

With just 35 working days left to find a uniform, national food labeling solution… we thought you should know that the consensus is clear. Every major scientific, health and regulatory agency — including the National Academy of Sciences, the American Medical Association, the U.S. FDA and dozens of other organizations — agree that agricultural biotechnology… read more

Apr
28

The countdown is on – just 36 working days left before mandatory labeling scares safe, affordable products right off of grocery store shelves. Vermont’s on-pack labeling mandate will increase the stigmatization of a safe, proven technology that farmers use to produce more food while limiting pesticide use, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and keeping food costs… read more

Apr
27

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… read more

Apr
19

This morning, Grocery Manufacturers Association President Pamela Bailey gave an important speech, in which she warned of the real, extensive and lasting impacts of reformulation on the American food supply. As POLITICO reported, unless the Senate takes immediate action to stand up for agricultural biotechnology, farmers and food producers face an uncertain future. Without a… read more

Apr
13

STATE REJECTS VERMONT MANDATORY GMO LABEL STATES EXPAND PATCHWORK PROBLEM  Problem California has the authority to review food labels for specific categories of food and beverages and recently rejected a Vermont compliant label for a nationally marketed product that reads “PARTIALLY PRODUCED WITH GENETIC ENGINEERING”. With similar State labeling approvals pending in Pennsylvania and Kentucky,… read more

Apr
6

A bewildering assortment of groups and individuals ranging from holistic healers and yoga studios to a pet cremation company sent a letter to U.S. Senators yesterday that relied on radical and discredited rhetoric and asked the Senate to support a patchwork of state food labeling laws that nearly all reasonable stakeholders agree would negatively impact… read more

Mar
30

Recently, Politico reported that, in light of Vermont’s impending law, New England is “optimistic” about renewed support for a GMO labeling push in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island – as well as a possible ballot measure in Maine. This shows that the costly, chaotic patchwork of varying GMO labeling mandates is becoming a reality, demonstrating… read more

About the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food

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.

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