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Apr
25

House 63 Candidate Whitlow Backs Farmers Mike Lefever Times-Call As a retired fireman and farmer, I realize the importance of having the right people in office that will represent the voice and views of the people, one that truly cares about our needs. It is my honor and pleasure to write to you in support… read more

Apr
25

The Loss From Underutilizing GM Technologies David Zilberman & Scott Kaplan AgBioForum Introduction While the discovery of DNA and the resulting biotechnology led to a wide array of applications in medicine, the utilization of genetic engineering (GE) in agriculture has been quite limited despite the many benefits it has yielded (Barrows, Sexton, & Zilberman, 2014a).… read more

Apr
25

Purdue Studies Climate Impacts Of A GMO Ban Cornell Alliance For Science Staff Cornell Alliance For Science Eliminating GMO commodity crops in America would significantly boost greenhouse gas [GHG] emissions and have other environmental and economic impacts, according to a new study by Purdue University agricultural economists. “GMOs have gotten a lot of bad press,… read more

Apr
21

Grocery Manufacturers Optimistic Congress Will Pass GMO Bill Mark Dorenkamp Brownfield Ag The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) remains hopeful that Congress will pass uniform national GMO labeling legislation before Vermont’s law goes into effect July first. GMA public affairs official Michael Gruber says stakeholders continue to voice their concerns to lawmakers. “From farmers to distributors… read more

Apr
20

Students Talk To Students About GMOs Lenore Sobota The Pantagraph Members of Illinois State University’s Collegiate Farm Bureau reached out to fellow students Monday with information about agriculture in general and genetically modified organisms in particular. “A lot of people just aren’t informed,” said senior Hailey Hoegger, an agricultural business and landscape management major from… read more

Apr
20

Boulder County Commissioners’ GMO Decision Doesn’t Separate Fact From Fiction Greg Ludlow Times-Call While we’ve all come to accept that some of our friends and family are susceptible to urban legends and demonstrably untrue Internet memes, we have a right to hold our elected leaders to a higher standard — particularly when our tax dollars… read more

Apr
20

A Path To Peace In The Food Wars Robert T. Fraley Huffington Post Could there be peace in the cornfield and the bean patch? Could the partisanship and hostility between organic and conventional farming, the two main competing camps of today’s agriculture, be replaced by something smacking of collaboration? It could. And it should. The… 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
29

GMO Labeling Laws Promote Fear And Misinformation Editorial Board The Boston Globe A BILL that would require labeling of food that has genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs, cleared a legislative committee on Beacon Hill early this month, moving it one step closer to passage. That’s good news for food purists, but it’s an impractical and… read more

Mar
29

GMO Dominoes Seymour Klierly High Plain Journal Things are relatively quiet here in Washington. The Senate is on a two-week recess, but the House is in session. After a wild week for agriculture in the Senate recently, this break from legislating is well deserved. Recently, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican who also… read more

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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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