Texas Farm Bureau president comments on GMO labeling legislation
“We are appreciative that Congress took action to prevent a confusing and unworkable patchwork of laws from individual states regarding GMO labeling. The legislation is not perfect, but it is a much preferred alternative to costly individual state-by-state mandates.
The legislation requires the disclosure of certain ingredients that science has proven to be completely harmless. There has never been a single confirmed case of a negative health outcome from their consumption. The scientific and regulatory communities around the world have repeatedly and consistently found crops and foods improved through biotechnology to be as safe as any other method of production. Along with the thousands of products already in the voluntary labeling program, information about biotechnology in food production will be plentiful and useful.
We appreciate the leadership of House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway and House Committee on Rules Chairman Pete Sessions in supporting the compromise language and helping to secure its passage in the House.”
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