FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Claire Parker
January 12, 2016
CFSAF Advertising Calls On Congress To Act Swiftly To Pass Uniform, National Food Labeling Standard
(Washington, D.C.) – The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food announced today that it is launching a robust television advertising campaign this week calling on members of Congress to pass uniform, national labeling legislation for foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and to stand up against on-pack mandatory labeling laws that would lead to higher food costs for working families and American farmers.
“There is widespread agreement on both sides of the aisle that a state-by-state approach to food labeling will result in a nightmare scenario of higher food prices and increased consumer uncertainty,” said CFSAF spokesperson, Claire Parker. “With Vermont’s labeling law set to take effect only a few months from now, time is running short for Congress to take action and stand up for consumers, family farms and small businesses across the country. The time for talk is over; it’s time to get this done.”
“Members of Congress are well aware that this is an issue that needs their prompt attention and we will work earnestly with all parties to ensure consumers, farmers and food manufacturers do not pay the price of inaction,” continued Parker. “A failure to act will have real consequences for all Americans and we intend to do everything possible to foster an environment of reasonable compromise in the weeks ahead.”
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.