Corn growers urge president to sign GMO bill

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is urging President Barack Obama to sign the bipartisan bill into law. | File image
The House of Representatives passed a bill July 14th that gives customers access to information about what is in their food without harming the farmers.

Now,  the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is urging President Barack Obama to sign the bipartisan bill into law.

“Today, our representatives in the House built upon last week’s work in the Senate, taking another important step toward bringing consistency to the marketplace,’ NCGA President Chip Bowling said. “This achievement was made possible as members of the food and agricultural value chain came together as never before to advance a solution that works for farmers, food companies and, most importantly, consumers. S. 764 ensures consumers have the access to product information without stigmatizing this safe, proven technology that America’s farmers value. Now that both houses of Congress have come together to address this important issue, we ask that the president take the final step by signing this legislation into law.”

NCGA is part of the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food and has worked with them for over two years to find a solution to the issue of unwarranted stigma concerning the use of technology in agriculture.

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