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Continued Push For GMO Labeling Compromise Hoosier Ag Today Staff Hoosier Ag Today The Coalition for a Safe Affordable Food Supply and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture this week called on lawmakers to make a deal to block the Vermont labeling law. The groups made the push as Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman,… read more


Congress Asked For Help With Farm Economy Challenges Andy Eubank Hoosier Ag Today Late last week members of Congress heard the case of the nation’s struggling farm economy and what they might be able to do proactively in Washington DC. Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert, Jr. appeared before the House Subcommittee on Biotechnology Horticulture… read more


Notable & Quotable: Mitch Daniels On Anti-GMO Cruelty The Wall Street Journal Staff The Wall Street Journal Adapted from after-dinner remarks by Purdue University President Mitchell E. Daniels Jr. at the Agriculture Department’s Agricultural Outlook Forum in Arlington, Va., Feb. 25: I know you enjoyed your meal. That was quite excellent. But did you stop… read more


Donnelly Against GMO Labeling Brian Francisco The Journal Gazette Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly was among three Democrats who sided with majority Republicans on Tuesday in advancing legislation to prevent states from requiring food labels that identify genetically modified ingredients. The Senate Agriculture Committee approved the bill in a 14-6 vote. Donnelly said during the meeting… read more


Study: Banning GMOs Would Devastate Earth, Despite Enviro Claims Andrew Follett The Daily Caller The environment would suffer devastating consequences if activists manage to ban genetically modified organisms (GMOs), according to a study published Monday by Purdue University. “This is not an argument to keep or lose GMOs,” Dr. Wallace Tyner, a professor of agricultural… read more


Purdue’s Daniels Says Ag Community Must Refute ‘False’ Claims Against GMOs Daniel Enoch Agri-Pulse Purdue University President Mitch Daniels is calling on U.S. farmers, food manufacturers and ag researchers to fight back against opponents of biotechnology in agriculture production, who he said were spreading misinformation that threatens the lives of millions. In an after-dinner address… read more


Hoosier Farmers, Families Need Senate To Stand Up For Science Dave Lowe Daily News Indiana families will be hurt with higher costs if a group of anti-science activists get mandatory “warning” labeling laws on foods with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) passed in states around the country. These misguided efforts to label GMOs are going on… read more


In Support Of GMOs By Isabella Chism Kokomo Tribune I farm with my family in Howard County, growing corn, soybeans and sweet corn. As the 5th generation farming our land, we make decisions every day about the care of our crops and the health of our soil. These decisions determine our production practices and impact… read more


Support Uniform Application Of Voluntary GMO Labeling By Kevin Underwood Lafayette Journal & Courier I want to publicly thank U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly for his sensible position in a debate that will impact me as a local farmer and other Hoosiers as consumers. In the past, Donnelly has opposed efforts to mandate labeling of genetically… read more


Daniels, now president of Purdue University, was optimistic about meeting the challenge of feeding 9 billion people in the decades to come, but said he believes the tide against modern technology is troubling. “Creeping into the debates in the last decade or two or three has been a degree of, I think, disregard for scientific… read more



Friends, Together, we achieved a major victory for American consumers, farmers and the food producing community when President Obama signed uniform, national food labeling legislation into law on July 29. It was a historic, bipartisan achievement that would not have been successful without you. As you know, our work is not done. While the overall… read more


The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF) commended President Barack Obama today for signing into law historic legislation that will protect family farmers and small businesses from the severe impacts of disparaging state labeling laws and provide consumers with a nationwide transparent food disclosure system for genetically engineered ingredients. The bill, which includes federal preemption… read more


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Claire Parker 202.677.7699 [email protected] July 14, 2016 CFSAF Celebrates Final Passage of National Uniform  Food Labeling Legislation (Washington, D.C.) –  The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF) today applauded members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted 306 to 117 to pass legislation that preempts Vermont’s GMO labeling mandate, protects American… read more


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Claire Parker 202.677.7699 [email protected]  July 11, 2016 Today, more than 1,100 agriculture, food and business organizations and companies representing the entire U.S. food supply chain from farm to fork sent a letter to House leadership calling on them to pass this week the agricultural biotechnology solution that was approved 63-30 by… read more


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Claire Parker 202.677.7699 [email protected] July 7, 2016 CFSAF Commends Senate Passage of Uniform, National Disclosure Bill (Washington, D.C.) – The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food today praised the U.S. Senate’s passage by a 63-30 vote of common-sense bipartisan legislation developed by Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Senator Debbie Stabenow… read more


107 Nobel Laureates Sign Letter Blasting Greenpeace Over GMOs By: Joel Achenbach June 29, 2016 The Washington Post More than 100 Nobel laureates have signed a letter urging Greenpeace to end its opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The letter asks Greenpeace to cease its efforts to block introduction of a genetically engineered strain of… read more


Conservative support is strong for the agricultural biotechnology legislation that the House is expected to consider this week.  Major conservative leaders from American Enterprise Institute Fellow Alex Brill and free market activist Jerry Roger to Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Mick Mulvaney all agree that Congress needs to pass this bill, which will immediately preempt… read more

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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