Monday, April 14, 2014

Just in from Washington


Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act Protects Consumers 

Washington--Food prices are already on the rise, but a 50-state patchwork of labeling laws for foods that contain genetically modified ingredients could send costs skyrocketing by as much as 30 percent, without improving the safety of the food supply, Reps. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) and G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) wrote in a recent op-ed on The Hill.com. In their column, the lawmakers explain that climbing food prices are one of the many reasons they introduced the bipartisan Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, H.R. 4432. The Farm Bureau-supported bill will make it clear that the Food and Drug Administration is the nation's foremost authority on the use and labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients. 

The American Farm Bureau Federation has issued an FBACT Action Alert to support H.R. 4432, The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. The FBACT Action Alert can be found at this link:http://capwiz.com/afb/issues/alert/?alertid=63183666.

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