CRA praises Robert’s national labeling proposal

U.S. Sen. Pat Robert’s (R-KS) proposal for national preemption on GMO labeling received bipartisan approval on March 1, which the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) praised.

The bipartisan Senate Agricultural Committee voted 14-6 in favor of Robert’s proposal, a significant step to a solution regarding national GMO labeling as it goes to the Senate floor. The vote included three Democrats. The bill signifies a step forward to providing transparency and consistency for consumers, manufacturers and growers.

Vermont is poised to become the first state to impose a mandatory GMO labeling law on July 1 if the Senate does not act. The repercussions of the law would be significant to both consumers and growers as the price of food would skyrocket, the CRA contended.

The CRA is a national trade association helping the corn refining industry in the United States since 1913. CRA represents all involved in the corn refiners industry, including those that manufacture sweeteners, ethanol, starch, bioproducts, corn oil and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein and fiber.

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