Federal GMO Labeling Bill Introduced

Last week Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Republican Pat Roberts of Kansas and ranking Democrat Debbie Stabenow of Michigan introduced a federal GMO labeling bill. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) worked closely on the bill and released a statement outlining its position in support.

CCOF has not taken a position on the bill, and we are monitoring its progress closely.

CCOF supports mandatory labeling of agricultural GMOs and their products. Labeling of GMO seed, products grown from GMO seed or stock, and products made with ingredients and byproducts of GMO crops is necessary for farmer, supply chain, and consumer choice. Read more about CCOF’s GMO policy position.

Additionally, CCOF supports the organic label as the gold standard. The use of GMOs is prohibited in organic production and organic certification verifies a process in which producers do not use GMO inputs and protect their crops and products from GMOs from farm to table. In addition to their commitment to not using GMOs, organic producers promote and enhance biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil fertility, and restore, maintain, and enhance ecological harmony. The legacy of organic will be the catalyzation of healthy, sustainable, and humane food production systems.

For more information, contact policy@ccof.org.

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