New Coalition Pushes For Federal GMO Food Labeling Solution
The push for GMO labeling isn’t going away, no matter how many times it gets voted down on individual state ballots, therefore a coalition has been formed to push for a federal solution to labeling products containing genetically modified ingredients. The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food are advocating for a national common labeling system across the country in order to avoid a mishmash of separate state labeling rules. Food industry leaders say such a standard should be overseen by the Food and Drug Administration. The CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, Pam Bailey, who is also a member of the newly formed Coalition for Safe Affordable Food, says that, “A federal GMO labeling solution will eliminate consumer confusion…..We believe the FDA should have sole authority over the decision to require mandatory labeling of any food, but especially those with GM ingredients.” And all the members of the Coalition agree that, while food safety agencies around the globe have evaluated GMOs and determined they pose no health risks, a federal GMO labeling solution would inform consumers, eliminate confusion, and provide consistency.