Ag Policy/Food Prices

CFA Urges Senate to Reject the Improperly Titled Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015

American consumers want information about the food they feed to their families, yet some members of Congress have sought to preempt state labeling laws that legislators passed to provide their constituents with accurate information about their food, including whether it contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Contrary to its name, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act would deny consumers consistent information about GMOs, despite overwhelming support for rules requiring disclosure of GMO ingredients. It would also create consumer confusion in the marketplace by allowing food companies to continue making “natural” claims on products containing GMO foods.