Support a Federal Solution

GMOs are safe and have a number of important benefits for people and our planet. GMO crops use less water and fewer pesticides, reduce the price of crops by 15-30% and can help us feed a growing global population of seven billion people.
  • Every credible U.S. and international food safety authority that has studied GMO crops has found that they are safe and that there are no health effects associated with their use. In fact, Italian scientists recently analyzed nearly 1800 scientific studies on GMOs, and found overwhelming scientific consensus that there are no harmful effects from GMO consumption.
  • GMO crops use less water, fewer pesticides and reduce the cost of crops by 15-30 percent.
  • One in eight people among the world’s growing population of 7 billion do not have enough to eat. Safe and effective methods of food production, like crops produced through GM technology, can help us feed the world, including those that suffer from hunger and malnutrition in developing nations.
  • The global population is expected to rise to more than 9 billion by 2050 and we will need 70% more agricultural production to meet the challenge. And population growth over the next 35 years will take place during a time of greater climate volatility, placing new and increased pressure on the world’s farmers. GMO crops are instrumental to our ability to keep pace with a growing global population and do so sustainably.
A 50-state patchwork of GMO labeling laws would mislead consumers, raise the price of groceries for American families and do nothing to ensure food safety.
  • America’s food safety laws should not be determined by political campaigns or state and local legislation.
  • State-based GMO labeling laws would be misleading and costly to consumers and food and beverage companies.
A federal solution will protect consumers and provide food and beverage companies with a uniform set of standards established by the FDA, the nation’s foremost food safety authority.
  • Since its establishment in 1907, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has served as America’s ultimate and most trusted food safety authority.
We need a federal legislative solution that will protect consumers by eliminating confusion and advancing food safety:
  • Eliminate Confusion: Remove the confusion and uncertainty of a 50 state patchwork of GMO safety and labeling laws and affirm the FDA as the nation’s authority for the use and labeling of genetically modified food ingredients.
  • Advance Food Safety: Require the FDA to conduct a safety review of all new GMO traits before they are introduced into commerce. FDA will be empowered to mandate the labeling of GMO food ingredients if the agency determines there is a health, safety or nutrition issue with GMO technology.
  • Inform Consumers: The FDA will establish federal standards for companies that want to voluntarily label their product for the absence-of or presence-of GMO food ingredients so that consumers clearly understand their choices in the marketplace.
  • Provide Consistency: The FDA will define the term “natural” for its use on food and beverage products so that food and beverage companies and consumers have a consistent legal framework that will guide food labels and inform consumer choice.
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Providing consumers with safe products is our number one priority, and we understand that some consumers have questions about genetically modified food ingredients.

The use of genetically modified (GM) ingredients is not only safe for people and our planet, but also has a number of important benefits.

Today, foods that have been genetically modified make up 70-80% of the foods we eat. GMO’s are safe and have a number of benefits for farmers, consumers and our planet.
GMOs are safe and have a number of important benefits for people and our planet. GMO crops use less water and fewer pesticides, reduce the price of crops by 15-30% and can help us feed a growing global population of seven billion people.