Corn Refiners Association worried about GMO labeling laws

The compromise legislation would have 70 percent of food products participating in the voluntary SmartLabel program within two years.
The compromise legislation would have 70 percent of food products participating in the voluntary SmartLabel program within two years. | File photo

The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is concerned by the Senate’s inability to pass a national Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) law. 

The compromise legislation would have 70 percent of food products participating in the voluntary SmartLabel program within two years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would also have the option to require mandatory GMO labeling.

John Bode, CRA's President and CEO, believes the bill would have been a compromise and a way forward on a path to a national labeling law, avoiding the patchwork of different laws throughout the country that would be costly to the states.

“Vermont’s labeling law will go into effect on July 1 and we are running out of options," Bode said. "Without Senate action, American families will face $1,050 in increased grocery bills each year. We urge the Senate to continue to work towards a meaningful national solution before the Vermont law goes into effect."

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