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CRA Applauds Senate Passage of GMO Labeling Agreement, Urges Immediate Action by the House

July 7, 2016

Washington, DC – The Corn Refiners Association applauded today’s Senate passage of a national standard for GMO labeling.

“The Corn Refiners Association applauds the Senate on the bipartisan approval of a GMO labeling bill that offers a national solution.” said CRA President and CEO John Bode. “Chairman Roberts and Senator Stabenow showed true leadership in coming together to sponsor a bill that offers a clear path forward for food and beverage manufacturers, and protects American families from unnecessary increases in their grocery bills that would have resulted from a patchwork of state labeling laws.”

The legislation, approved by a bipartisan vote of 63-30, would create a national standard for GMO labeling through either an on pack symbol or text determined by the Secretary, or an on pack digital link that can only be accompanied by the text “scan here for more food information.”

“With Vermont’s mandatory GMO labeling law already in effect and causing disruptions in the market, we urge the House to swiftly pass this bill so it gets to the President’s desk promptly.”

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The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is the national trade association representing the corn refining industry of the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, ethanol, starch, bioproducts, corn oil and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein and fiber.

 

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