Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Call or email Senator Durbin and Senator Kirk to support consistent, accurate, and national food labels.
Congress and the administration must act to protect interstate commerce, prevent the stigmatization of a safe agricultural technology, and ensure investment in future agricultural innovation. Without congressional action, consumers will be left with a confusing labeling scheme that will increase food costs and limit choice. The House of Representatives passed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (H.R. 1599) on July 23, 2015. We need the Senate to follow and pass a bill now! We cannot have a confusing state-by-state approach. If Congress fails to act, Vermont's mandatory GMO food labeling law takes effect July 1. More states are set to follow. Biotech labeling has become a national discussion requiring a national solution. Farm Bureau is committed to a transparent dialogue with consumers by supporting greater public education about biotechnology and endorse a federal GMO labeling solution that:
Today through Thursday, we need farmers to call or email Senator Durbin and Senator Kirk to support consistent, accurate, and national food labels. Senator Dick Durbin -- 202-224-2152 Senator Mark Kirk -- 202-224-2854
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