State Activity

Ohio

Jun
13

Ohio Groups Make Last Push For A National Food Labeling Law Ty Higgins Ohio Ag Net A deadline is looming for the U.S. Congress to pass a national, uniform food labeling standard before Vermont’s GMO labeling mandate is implemented on July 1. If Congress fails to act before the clock runs out, Ohio’s food and… read more

Jun
6

Study: GMOs Are Safe Star Beacon Staff Star Beacon Recently a report from the National Academy of Sciences provided assurance of the safety and importance of genetically engineered (GMO) foods. This report gained national attention by major media and other sources. The National Academy of Sciences is composed of 20 respected scientists from the United… read more

Mar
22

The Price Of Banning GMOs Star Beacon Staff Star Beacon Thanks to OSU Extension Educator David Marrison who sent me the results of a new study from Purdue University. To sum up the results of this study the researchers said “Higher food prices, a significant boost in greenhouse gas emissions due to land use change… read more

Feb
1

GMO Labeling Serves No Purpose Star Beacon Staff Star Beacon Recently the U.S. house of Representatives passed a bill on labeling genetically engineered foods. GMOís in other words. Now the bill is in the hands of the U.S. Senate Agricultural Committee for hearings. This committee has brought in key witnesses to testify. According to the… read more

Oct
8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Claire Parker 202.677.7699 press@cfsaf.org October 7, 2015 Ohio Members of CFSAF Tell Congress of Urgent Need For Uniform, National Food Labeling Standard WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives of Ohio’s agriculture and food sectors came to Capitol Hill today to urge passage by Congress of a uniform, national labeling standard for foods made… read more

Jun
1

Sherrod Brown Visits Shearer’s, Hears Labeling Concerns By Amy Knapp The Independent (Massillon, OH) U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Avon, visited Shearer’s Millennium Manufacturing Facility on Friday morning to learn about the business’ manufacturing process and meet with employees. Brown was invited by Shearer’s officials to tour the plant and discuss Shearer’s stance on a labeling… read more

May
28

By Scott Thibaut Cincinnati Enquirer Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. would like to thank Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Westwood, for co-sponsoring the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act – an act that will ensure American food labeling standards are consistent across state lines. Several states have proposed mandatory labeling for food products containing GMOs, or genetically… read more

May
5

By Jon Miller The Columbus Dispatch May 4, 2015 I respond to the April 22 op-ed “Lawmakers hostile to public’s plea for better labeling on food” by Amalie Lipstreu, who wrote that Congress and other policymakers should listen to their constituents and mandate that foods containing genetically modified organisms be labeled. As a farmer who… read more

Apr
17

Americans aren’t that great at science. Our recent survey found that most Americans can’t even answer basic fifth grade-level science questions. Making matters worse, activists are exploiting Americans’ lack of basic scientific knowledge to needlessly scare the public and push for misguided policy changes. These activists are waging an outrageous war of misinformation. For instance,… read more

Mar
18

Congress is moving toward developing a uniform set of food labeling rules for food that uses GMOS, genetically modified organisms, an American Farm Bureau official told Ohio Farm Bureau Federation members on a three-day lobbying trip to Washington, D.C. Still yet to be decided: Whether labeling will be mandatory, as some lawmakers favor, or whether… 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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