Farm Bureau president voices support for GMO labeling legislation

AFBF President Zippy Duvall explained that the new legislation would require that labels be backed up by science.

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall recently voiced his support for Sen. Pat Roberts' (R-KS) labeling bill for GMOs in the marketplace.

"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.

He explained that the new legislation would require that labels be backed up by science and that the information being made public be factual.

"Farm Bureau believes in meaningful disclosure that serves to inform and educate consumers on the innovative technologies farmers and ranchers use to provide food for this nation and our customers around the world," Duvall said.

He concluded by stating his willingness to collaborate with leaders in the Senate and House, so that the legislation may be cemented and gain the agreement of the president.

"We stand ready to work with Senate and House leaders to finalize this important legislation and secure the president's signature," he said.

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