FMI, GMA Urge Senate To Act On National GMO Labeling Standard
Supermarket News Staff
The leaders of the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association were among the food industry representatives underscoring the urgent need for an agreement, Thursday, on a national GMO labeling standard as Senate leaders work to find a bipartisan compromise before Vermont’s GMO labeling mandate takes effect on July 1.
Because the House of Representatives must also pass the Senate bill and is out of session the last week of June, only seven legislative days remain for Congress to act, according to the Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food, of which GMA and FMI are a part.
“We truly believe the outline of a broad bipartisan compromise is there, now is the time to resolve any remaining differences and get an agreement — today,” said Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of GMA, in a statement.
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.