State Activity

Wisconsin

Oct
13

WI Farm Bureau Members Visit Capitol Hill Wisconsin State Farmer Staff Wisconsin State Farmer A far-reaching water rule and bills on the labeling of genetically modified food and country of origin labeling of beef, pork and poultry were on the collective minds of Farm Bureau members who met recently with Wisconsin’s Congressional delegation on Capitol… read more

Oct
8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Claire Parker 202.677.7699 press@cfsaf.org October 8, 2015 Wisconsin Members of CFSAF Tell Congress of Urgent Need For Uniform, National Food Labeling Standard WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Representatives of Wisconsin’s agriculture and food sectors came to Capitol Hill yesterday to urge passage by Congress of a uniform, national labeling standard for foods made… read more

Sep
11

Congress Returns To Washington Editorial Wisconsin State Farmer With Congress back from its August recess, its members will face a slew of hot-button issues, including reviewing the Iran nuclear deal and appropriating money to stave off another government shutdown by Sept. 30. While numerous issues are near the top of Congress’ to-do list, NMPF will… read more

Apr
19

In Wisconsin we should do all that we can to protect our state’s agricultural industry. Agriculture has a huge impact on the state’s economy and jobs. Currently, states across the nation are considering imposing labeling mandates for foods containing genetically modified organisms, creating a growing patchwork of labeling laws that threatens to harm interstate commerce,… read more

Apr
15

Currently a number of states are considering labeling mandates for foods containing GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, creating a patchwork of labeling laws threatening to harm interstate commerce, drive up food prices and increase consumer confusion. It would be particularly burdensome for Wisconsin where farmers rely on emerging technologies to help feed our country and… read more

Apr
9

Farmers are growing substantially the number of acres they plant of genetically modified crops, reveal new figures by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications. Global adoption of genetically modified crops reached 181.5 million hectares in 2014, an increase of 6 million hectares from the previous year. A hectare is equivalent to 2.47105… read more

Sep
23

Wisconsin Families & Farmers Benefit From Support The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF) today applauded Representative Tom Petri (R-WI-06) 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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