Updates

May
13

As Big Candy Ditches GMOs, Sugar Beet Farmers Hit A Sour Patch Dan Charles NPR Sugar, you might think, is just sugar, no matter where it comes from. But not anymore. About half of all sugar in the U.S. comes from sugar beets, and the other half comes from sugar cane. Now, for the first… read more

May
13

Opponents Of Vermont GMO Law Find Friendly Audience In Fargo Dave Kolpack Associated Press A group of food producers and other advocates of genetically modified food gathered in one of the smallest states in the country Thursday to speak out against product labeling requirements set to become law in an even smaller state. Vermont’s first-in-the-nation… read more

May
10

Minnesota Farmers Need Minnesota’s Senators To Act Karolyn Zurn Grand Forks Herald Unless the U.S. Senate takes immediate action, Minnesota farmers stand to be seriously hurt within two months by a Vermont law requiring special labels for products made with genetically modified ingredients. Minnesota’s agriculture not only helps feed the world but also is highly… read more

May
10

GMO Labeling Bill Still Stalled In The Senate Larry Dreiling High Plains Journal The clock is still ticking on the July 1 enactment of the Vermont law requiring mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, but leadership of the Senate Agriculture Committee say they’re out to end the congressional stalemate on a bill… read more

May
10

Video Column: What I Learned In D.C. Jonathan Knutson Agweek My natural habitat consists of fields and gravel roads, farmsteads and farm towns, and casual, functional clothes. But I’m writing this column, part of it anyway, in our nation’s capitol. Here, fields and gravel roads are non-existent, almost mythical; big buildings and security checkpoints dominate;… read more

May
2

Sourcing Sugar Red River Farm Network Staff Red River Farm Network Due to the GMO labeling debate, Grocery Manufacturers Association Senior Vice-President of Federal Affairs Michael Gruber says there are some manufacturers who are in the process of reformulating products. Sweeteners are seen as an easy thing to re-source. Gruber cites the use of cane… read more

May
2

Congress Asked For Help With Farm Economy Challenges Andy Eubank Hoosier Ag Today Late last week members of Congress heard the case of the nation’s struggling farm economy and what they might be able to do proactively in Washington DC. Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert, Jr. appeared before the House Subcommittee on Biotechnology Horticulture… read more

May
2

3 Ways GMOs Keep The Cost Of Food Down Michael Stebbins Forbes For more than decade, we have seen an upward trend in both the cost of food and in the volatility of food prices – a trend that has put a spotlight on farming and food production and left some wondering whether the development… read more

May
2

Tick-Tock Jenny Hopkinson POLITICO Congress will be in session for only about 35 of the 60 days remaining before Vermont’s GMO-labeling law takes effect, and the GMA-led Coalition for Safe and Accurate Food Labeling isn’t going to let you forget it. Read more here. ###… read more

Apr
25

Editorial: Base Labeling On Science, Not Superstition Editorial Board The Detroit News The left can be quite smug about its allegiance to science. And quite selective, too. That’s particularly true of the environmental movement’s relentless and often hysterical attacks on genetically modified food. The nation’s food industry is locked in a battle with Vermont over… read more

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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.

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