The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF) and leaders of America’s agricultural and food industries are sounding the alarm that Congress needs to act immediately to pass a bipartisan solution, such as the SmartLabel™ Initiative , before Vermont’s mandatory on-package labeling law goes into effect July 1.
As of today, there are only seven days left on the legislative calendar before the state law is implemented with the potential for costly and lasting effects on the nation’s food supply chain. “After today Congress only has six working days to pass legislation to stop Vermont’s mandatory GMO labeling law,” said Chuck Conner, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) president and CEO, during a conference call. “We’re not here to get between the negotiations…we’re here simply to urge these members to finish their work.”
Listen to comments from all the above representatives here: Press call with CFSAF