State Activity

North Carolina

Apr
5

Citing a need for consistent and credible messaging, the American Farm Bureau Federation again voiced its support for legislation that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority on the use and labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients. “State-led mandatory food labeling initiatives mislead consumers about the safety of GM foods, even though… read more

Mar
26

The Agricultural Retailers Association, the American Soybean Association and the National Grain and Feed Association were three of the first organizations to issue strong support for federal legislation introduced on Wednesday that will create a national, science-based labeling standard for foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). These groups along with most farming and commodity organizations… read more

Mar
26

Several ag industry groups praised the bill, which would bypass states’ attempts at creating individual labeling standards that many group representatives said could complicate product creation and distribution, while adding costs. The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 instead provides for a voluntary labeling standard, but asks the U.S. Food and Drug Administration… read more

Mar
25

Urges Passage of Bill to Eliminate Consumer Confusion and Advance Food Safety (Washington, D.C.)—The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food today praised the introduction of bipartisan legislation to set a federal uniform labeling standard for food and beverage products made with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) and called on Congress to adopt the critically important bill this… read more

Jan
6

Panelists discussing global food security challenges at the North Carolina Agriculture and Biotechnology Summit at North Carolina State University in Raleigh Nov. 18 all agreed that modern technology such as genetically modified organisms is a must for feeding a growing world population. Panelist Steve Shafer, associate administrator for national programs with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service,… read more

Dec
12

With the holiday shopping season upon us, American consumers are taking advantage of plummeting gas prices—hoping they are here to stay for a while. Less money in the tank means more gifts under the tree or more savings in the bank account. While prices are currently headed south, American families know from experience that slight… read more

Dec
11

A House subcommittee on Wednesday debated the role of the Food and Drug Administration in the regulation of food containing genetically engineered (GE) ingredients. Many legislators said they want to see one national set of standards for GE labeling and are worried about the “patchwork” of state rules that may develop. The Energy and Commerce… read more

Dec
10

As the 113th session of Congress winds to a close, activity on Capitol Hill is bustling, with members of Congress working to address the most critical issues facing the country. To that end, members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a critical hearing this week on a subject important to all… read more

Dec
10

A top official at the Food and Drug Administration assured lawmakers Wednesday the agency has no safety concerns about the increasingly controversial production of genetically engineered foods. Genetically modified organisms, better known as GMOs, are used by farmers to increase their crop yields. But many concerns have been raised by food safety groups about the… read more

Sep
30

Writing in the October issue of the Journal of Animal Science, in the most comprehensive study of GMOs ever conducted, University of California-Davis Department of Animal Science geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam reviewed nearly 30 years of livestock productivity and health data from both before and after the introduction of genetically engineered animal feed. What does the new science tell… read more

Apr
9

Legislation Would Protect Consumers by Eliminating Confusion and Advancing Food Safety (Washington, D.C.)—The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food today applauded Reps. Mike Pompeo and G.K. Butterfield for their introduction of the bipartisan Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, to establish a federal labeling standard for food and beverage products made with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).… read more

National

Oct
21

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

Jul
29

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

Jul
14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Claire Parker 202.677.7699 press@cfsaf.org 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

Jul
11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Claire Parker 202.677.7699 press@cfsaf.org  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

Jul
8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Claire Parker 202.677.7699 press@cfsaf.org 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

Jun
29

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

Jul
12

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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