U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Moves Good Labeling Bill


Last week, the Senate Agriculture Committee announced a deal to establish a national labeling standard for foods with genetically modified ingredients. Grocery Manufacturers Association president and CEO Pamela Bailey said, “This bipartisan agreement ensures consumers across the nation can get clear, consistent information about their food and beverage ingredients and prevents a patchwork of confusing and costly state labeling laws.” Senator Sherrod Brown and Senator Rob Portman were both helpful in supporting this deal. OMA has been a proponent of a national labeling standard, and will sign onto Coalition for Safe & Affordable Food Coalition letter to Senate leadership to urge a rapid affirmative floor vote.