State Activity

Pennsylvania

Jun
8

Congress Needs To Level The Field On GMO Labeling State Sen. Judy Schwank Reading Eagle The debate on the safety of genetically modified food or GMOs rages on despite the most recent report/study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released just last month indicating that GMO foods are safe to eat and… read more

Oct
12

Pennsylvania Food Producers Urge Congress To Pass Uniform Food Labeling Standard Pennsylvania Business Daily Reports Pennsylvania Business Daily Pennsylvania agriculture and food leaders descended on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday along with colleagues from 21 other states, urging Congress to enact a uniform labeling standard for foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).… read more

Oct
8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Claire Parker 202.677.7699 press@cfsaf.org October 7, 2015 Pennsylvania Members of CFSAF Tell Congress of Urgent Need For Uniform, National Food Labeling Standard WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives of Pennsylvania’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

Aug
17

GMO Panic Is Bad Policy By Marc Lisner Editorial Board Philadelphia Inquirer America’s foremost nutritional problem may well be the sheer quantity of food it consumes, but the nation is increasingly haunted by a much more arcane question about its diet: Did someone at some point tinker with its DNA? The fear of consuming genetically… read more

Apr
24

The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, HR 1599, was recently introduced in Congress. The bill would create a national, voluntary standard for labeling food products containing GMOs, or genetically modified organisms.  It would establish national guidelines in lieu of a state-by-state patchwork of regulations. The bill takes a common-sense approach to resolve the recent… read more

Feb
10

Sitting atop the piano at home, I keep a framed flier advertising a 1912 debate at Witherspoon Hall in Philadelphia. The headline reads, “DEBATE: Is Woman Suffrage Worth While?” Arguing in the affirmative was one Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale (“the talented English actress”); arguing in the negative, Mrs. John Martin, author of “Is Mankind Advancing?” The… read more

Feb
6

Genetically engineered crops: Something to be feared or something to be encouraged? Two Penn State professors presented the pro side of the genetic-engineering debate at the Fogelsville Volunteer Fire Company Thursday night as part of state Rep. Gary Day’s (R-Lehigh/Berks) annual Agricultural Town Hall Meeting. About 60 constituents, many of them local farmers, turned out… read more

Jan
4

For 37 years – since 1977 – breaded and fried white mushrooms have been a favorite in the food court at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Between that and other mushroom goodies, including cream of mushroom soup and marinated mushroom salad, visitors annually eat 3.5 tons of mushrooms at the show, which will run Jan. 10… read more

Dec
18

A startling exchange on Capitol Hill last week ought to end the debate over whether genetically modified foods should carry special warning labels. It came near the conclusion of a three-hour hearing on December 10. The members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health heard a range of views on a hotly… read more

Sep
23

Pennsylvania Families & Farmers Benefit From Support The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF) today applauded Representative Glenn Thompson (R-PA-05) for cosponsoring the bipartisan Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which will establish national labeling standards for food and beverage products and eliminate the potential confusion and bureaucratic, costly red tape stemming from a 50-state… 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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