Corn Refiners Association applauds passage of GMO labeling bill

The Department of Agriculture will begin the rule-making process to finalize the on-package text.
The Department of Agriculture will begin the rule-making process to finalize the on-package text. | File photo
The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is pleased the House of Representatives passed the GMO labeling agreement (also known as S. 764) in mid-July that President Barack Obama will sign into law.

“Today’s passage of S. 764 brings us one step closer to having a national standard for GMO labeling,” CRA President and CEO John Bode said. “We commend the bipartisan leadership shown in both chambers to bring this agreement to this point. We are confident that President Obama will sign this bill into law, avoiding a patchwork of state regulations that have already caused serious disruptions in the marketplace and would have caused the average American family’s grocery bill to increase by more than $1,000 annually.”

However, Bode knows there is more to accomplish with this law and that it will not end the dispute. The Department of Agriculture will begin the rule-making process to finalize the on-package text once the president signs the bill into law.

The CRA has represented the corn refining industry of the United States at the national level since 1913. Included in their representation are manufactures of sweeteners, ethanol, starch, bio-products, corn oil and feed products from corn components including starch, oil, protein and fiber.

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