Minnesota Farm Bureau Supports National GMO Labeling Bill

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) supports the proposed U.S. Senate legislation that establishes federal pre-emption to protect interstate commerce and prevent state-by-state GMO labeling laws.

“The bill is a bi-partisan compromise. It protects interstate commerce and supports new technologies to help feed the growing world population. There is no public health or scientific justification for the bill’s mandatory disclosure provisions, but the national uniformity established by this legislative package is essential,” said MFBF President Kevin Paap.

“Our nation’s top scientists agree that crops enhanced through biotechnology are safe. This bill will set national definitions and standards for food labels and stop the expansion of state laws that threaten interstate marketing,” said MFBF President Paap.

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