(Posted Wed. Jul 13th, 2016)
The National Corn Growers Association urges all farmers to contact their representative and urge support of S.764, the Senate-passed legislation on biotech disclosure. This important legislation passed the Senate last week with strong bipartisan support. It is critically urgent that the House passes this bill before the end of the week.
This legislation brings continuity to the marketplace, ensuring that consumers have the access to product information they deserve without stigmatizing this safe, proven technology valued by American farmers.
The need for Congressional action is real and urgent. State labeling mandates threaten to confuse consumers, drive up costs and significantly complicate the jobs of American farmers.
- A patchwork of differing state labeling laws, each with their own requirements and exemptions, will increase consumer uncertainty, not resolve it, and be unworkable for America’s food producers.
- Some food companies fearful of having to navigate a patchwork of state mandates have already reformulated their products away from GMO ingredients. If Congress does not act, more can be expected to do so and farmers could lose access to a safe, proven technology they rely on.
Act now! Dial 1-866-464-6633 and tell your representative to support S. 764, the biotech labeling agreement.