OMA Signs onto Biotech Food Labeling Letter


The Coalition for Safe & Affordable Food submitted this letter to Senator Sherrod Brown to express support for legislative language recently released by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts that promotes a national uniform solution for biotech labeling. The letter says, “Biotechnology has led to increased crop yields, decreased use of pesticides, and lower food costs for consumers. Congress must ensure we avoid senseless mandates that will thwart agricultural advancement and hurt consumers—especially those low income Americans who can least afford to pay more to feed their families.” And, “Mandatory on-pack labeling of foods produced using biotechnology would mislead consumers and drive up their grocery bills.”