A broadening coalition of 29 U.S. organizations is urging Congress to develop federal standards to guide the labeling of food products made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Participants in the group, Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF), hope their proactive steps will prevent the piecemeal development of individual state laws.
The coalition supports development of a voluntary labeling law that would be administered by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), he adds.
A Farm Journal Pulse survey of 1,408 farmers in June 2013 shows that 65% do not want mandatory labeling laws.
National consumer surveys conducted by various media groups, such as “CBS News” and The Washington Post, show that more than 90% of U.S. consumers want labeling laws enacted.
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