July 21, 2015
Four hundred and seventy-five groups from all 50 states representing the entirety of the American food supply chain – from farm to fork – released a letter today calling on members of the U.S. House of Representatives to vote in favor of the bipartisan Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act this week.
In the latest sign of growing support and momentum behind legislation that will create a uniform, transparent labeling standard for foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), these groups asked Congress to protect consumer choice and science-based labeling.
The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, introduced in March by Congressmen Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), has attracted 106 cosponsors, including 15 Democrats. This bill creates a food labeling standard that informs consumers while preventing the confusion and costly price spikes associated with a patchwork of state labeling laws.
Letter can be found here>>
July 23, 2015
CFSAF: THE SAFE AND ACCURATE FOOD LABELING ACT PASSES U.S. HOUSE WITH BIPARTISAN VOTE
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The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act Passes U.S. House With Bipartisan Vote
45 Democrats Support Bill Creating Science-Based Labeling Standard As Debate Shifts To U.S. Senate
(Washington, D.C.) – In a victory for consumer choice, science and fact-based food labeling, the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act today with a solidly bipartisan vote. Today’s vote is a testament to the reasonable approach this legislation takes to ensure consumers have access to the information they want while avoiding the costly price hikes and misinformation associated with a patchwork of food labeling laws.
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