The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) strongly supports a legislative proposal introduced by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) for voluntary biotech labeling laws that would be consistent throughout the country.
"Farmers and ranchers need innovative tools, technologies and improved methods to meet the demand for food, today and in the future,” AFBF President Zippy Duvall said. "This issue must not be put off any longer. We need the Senate to act now to protect consumers from misleading labels and the increase that state-by-state labeling rules can impose on food prices. We also need to protect farmers and the food industry from the patchwork of state labeling laws being stitched together, which would stigmatize a valuable agricultural technology and have a chilling effect on future innovation.
Duvall has promised AFBF will do all they can to help support Roberts' proposal. AFBF wants to find a solution along with Roberts, his committee and the rest of Congress to provide scientifically accurate information about food grown and their choices for consumers.