Corn Refiners Association backs food labeling legislation

The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) backed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act on Wednesday, legislation introduced by Rep. Mike Pompano (R-KS) and co-sponsored by Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) aimed at labeling standards for food produced using biotechnology.

“We strongly support the efforts of Reps. Pompano and Butterfield as they seek to strengthen and unify our food labeling laws by protecting consumers and reducing unnecessary regulatory burdens,” John Bode, president and CEO of the CRA, said. “Today, food and beverage manufacturers face the potential of an unwieldy patchwork of mandatory state labeling laws that contribute to higher food prices, harm interstate commerce, and increase consumer confusion.”

The act will ensure food labels are based on science and are the same at every grocery store in the country. Bode wants Congress to pass the bill quickly.

“Biotechnology is critically important in maintaining a plentiful food supply in a growing world," Bode said. "Its safety has been validated by every leading scientific authority and through nearly 2,000 studies from leading scientific bodies across the world. Providing consumers with consistent labeling of these foods allows them to make better informed choices for themselves and their families.”

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