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Editorial: Base Labeling On Science, Not Superstition Editorial Board The Detroit News The left can be quite smug about its allegiance to science. And quite selective, too. That’s particularly true of the environmental movement’s relentless and often hysterical attacks on genetically modified food. The nation’s food industry is locked in a battle with Vermont over… read more


GMO Labeling Bill Receives Bipartisan Committee Support Michigan Farm Bureau Staff Michigan Farm Bureau The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry approved this week legislation to create a uniform, nationwide, voluntary GMO labeling standard. Supported by Farm Bureau, the legislation received bipartisan support from 11 Republicans and three Democrats on the committee. Six… read more


‘Ag-Vocates’ Talk Trade, GMO Labeling And Water In D.C. Nicole Sevrey Michigan Farm News Several Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) members traveled to Washington, D.C. recently to participate in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Issue Advisory Committee meetings and Advocacy Conference. “Our members did a phenomenal job advocating on issues important to Michigan agriculture, including… read more


Letter: Views On GMO Labels, Rubio Gail Frahm The Detroit News Re: the Feb. 9 op-ed column in The Detroit News “Protect food consumers’ right to know”: The commentary on food labeling completely misrepresented the use of modern technology in Michigan agriculture, in an attempt to sow fear and muddy an important discussion. Let’s be… read more


MSU Assists In The Feed The World Initiative To Help Find Solution To World Hunger Ryan Boudreaux The State News The Earth’s population is increasing at an exponential rate. According to the Population Reference Bureau, our projected population by the year 2050 is expected to be 9.8 billion. World hunger is already a prevalent issue… read more


Hollywood Vs. The Farmer’s Daughter By Jill Corrin Michigan Farm News The Farmer’s Daughter “was floored” when she found herself feuding with The Nanny on Twitter. She welcomed but didn’t expect Fran Drescher, star of the ’90s sitcom “The Nanny,” to tweet her back after expressing concern on Twitter that Drescher’s anti-GMO message was based… read more


Jake Ferris: Genetically Modified Foods Are Safe To Eat Jake Ferris (LTE) Lansing State Journal I commend our U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar from Midland for his Viewpoint article on a national GMO labeling act passed by the House on July 23, 2015 by a vote of 275 to 150 (LSJ, Aug. 2). This “Safe and… read more


As With Climate Change, We Must Consider The Science When Assessing GMOs By Kirk Heinze Michigan Live For several years now, I have been perplexed and sometimes dismayed that many of those who cite the preponderance of scientific evidence in the climate change debate do just the opposite when the topic turns to genetically modified… read more


Genetic Modifications Demand New Transparency For Food By Congressman John Moolenaar Detroit News Years ago, my father grew up on a typical, Midwestern family farm and attended college, earning his Ph.D. in chemistry. Following in his footsteps, I learned the value of sound science and continue to appreciate families who farm and grow our food.… read more

28 The Michigan House of Representatives today gave unanimous, bipartisan approval to House Resolution 89, introduced by state Rep. Dan Lauwers, urging Congress to adopt a national labeling policy for genetically modified food. Rep. Lauwers, R-Brockway Township, said a uniform labeling system that is scientifically based is needed to avoid a piecemeal set of local… read more


Rep. Brenda Lawrence, a Michigan Democrat, has signed on as a cosponsor to Rep. Mike Pompeo’s Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, bringing the total number of Democrats up to nine out of the 28 lawmakers signed onto the measure. That’s a considerably greater proportion of bipartisanship over last year, when the bill ended the… 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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