AFBF President Zippy Duvall called the bipartisan committee approval of the bill “a reaffirmation of common sense and fair play in the marketplace” in a statement. “The legislation establishes national standards for foods made with genetically engineered ingredients, ensuring consumers and farmers aren’t forced to deal with a confusing patchwork of different state labeling mandates,” Duvall said. Further, “It requires that labels be based in science and supports our long-standing grassroots policy for voluntary labeling and factual information sharing on the value of this important agricultural technology.”
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