SFA Encourages Member Support of Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

Bill Introduced by Rep. Pompeo Would Establish Federal Solution to Labeling of GMO Products

April 9, 2014

On Wednesday, April 9, Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas introduced the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014, which SFA strongly supports. The bill was urged to be introduced by the Coalition of Safe Affordable Foods, of which SFA and around 30 other organizations have formed in order to educate consumers and policymakers that GMOs are safe and have a number of important benefits for people and our planet. The bill aims to provide a federal solution which would allow for voluntary labeling of non-GMO foods, and would preempt a state-by-state patchwork of labeling laws. 

SFA encourages its members to reach out to their members of Congress in support of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014. Click the link below to submit a letter of support and take action now!


To learn more about this bill and for talking points you may use in communications with colleagues and legislative offices, please visit the Member Resources center. 

GMO crops use less water and fewer pesticides and reduce the price of crops by 15‐30%. They also help feed a global population of 7 billion that will grow to 9 billion by 2050, especially those that suffer from hunger and malnutrition.  A 50‐state patchwork of GMO labeling policies would mislead consumers, raise the price of groceries for American families and do nothing to advance food safety.  

America's food safety and labeling laws should not be set by political campaigns or state and local legislatures, but by the FDA, the nation’s foremost food safety agency.  Federal standards for FDA safety review of GMO technology and labeling are needed, so that consumers and food and beverage manufacturers have consistent national regulations that they can count on. Congressman Pompeo's bill would eliminate confusion, advance food safety, inform consumers and provide consistency. 

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