FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Claire Parker
Date: July 14, 2015
Momentum Grows for the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act with House Agriculture Committee Approval
Bill Would Create a Consumer-Friendly, Science-Based Labeling Standard for Food Products Containing GMOs
(Washington, D.C) – The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food today applauded the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture following its successful markup of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act – a move that demonstrated fresh momentum behind this legislation that will establish a uniform, science-based labeling framework for foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
“Today’s committee approval of this legislation is a strong sign of the support for national food labeling legislation that gives consumers the information they want in a truthful, consistent manner, and we call on the full House to vote on this important bill before the August recess,” said Claire Parker, spokesperson for CFSAF. “We thank the members of the committee for moving this vital legislation forward with bipartisan support.”
The bill creates a uniform, science-based labeling standard for foods while preventing the costly effects of a patchwork of state GMO labeling mandates.
“It is urgent that Congress pass this legislation this year,” Parker said. “The consequences of a failure to act will be felt by farmers, food producers and consumers across the country. The growing support for this bill is evidence that members of Congress understand a patchwork of state labeling laws will impact the jobs and family budgets of their constituents.”
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.