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Dec
17

I am a lifelong dairy farmer. Recently, the labeling of GMO (genetically modified organism) foods has received national attention. I believe that H.R. 4432, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014, provides a commonsense answer. This proposed legislation would assure that GMO foods are properly tested by the Food and Drug Administration before… read more

Dec
10

As the 113th session of Congress winds to a close, activity on Capitol Hill is bustling, with members of Congress working to address the most critical issues facing the country. To that end, members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a critical hearing this week on a subject important to all… read more

Nov
20

Measure 92, which would have required labels for genetically engineered food products, appears to have failed this month, though a recount is possible. A similar measure failed in Colorado, too, extending a ballot-box losing streak that includes California (2012) and Washington (2013). Label-it Land is not a place of complete despair, however. This year’s result… read more

Nov
13

Voters in Colorado and Oregon have spoken with a firm voice in opposition to mandatory labeling of foods that contain ingredients produced via agricultural biotechnology. After closely examining the facts, voters decided they wanted no part of a system that would have provided them incomplete, inaccurate information and led to higher grocery prices for families.… read more

Nov
13

About 12,000 to 10,000 years ago, humans began the process of modifying foods genetically. That radical new improvement in feeding families and tribes came to be called farming. Agriculture allowed the land to feed more people than the hunter-gatherer method of nourishment. In time, cities grew as food became more plentiful and less risky to… read more

Oct
28

The two sides in the debate on genetically engineered foods have turned Oregon into a battleground in a food fight with global implications. The decision for voters, however, should come down to what’s best for Oregon, not what message this state’s voters are sending to others around the world. And when we examine what we… read more

Oct
21

WE WERE bemused by the recent column of Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop (“No reason to block GMO labeling in New Jersey,” Other Views, Sept. 24) in which he called for legislators in Trenton to pass a mandatory genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling law. People, indeed, have the right to be informed about their food.… read more

May
5

The scientific evidence on genetically engineered food, which has been around for two decades, indicates that it is as safe for human consumption as any other food. A California bill that would require the labeling of bioengineered food — whose DNA has been modified in the laboratory to introduce certain traits — caters to a… read more

Feb
10

I’m glad that Chipotle’s CEO, Steve Ells, has taken the time to explain his company’s position on agriculture and GMOs. As I’ve said before, the future of agriculture requires dialogue. Like Mr. Ells, and like most consumers, it also matters to me where our food comes from, how it’s produced, and how its safety is… read more

Feb
2

While more than 90 percent of the nation’s corn and soybean acres are now planted with seeds genetically engineered to resist insects, herbicides or both, there is not a single acre of genetically engineered wheat being grown commercially in the United States. Wheat farmers have suffered as a result, as have consumers of bread and… 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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