June 23, 2016
Washington, DC – The Corn Refiners Association today commended Senators Roberts (R-KS) and Stabenow (D-MI) for their hard work to finalize a bipartisan federal GMO agreement ahead of the July 1 implementation date for the Vermont GMO labeling law. The Senate agreement would establish a uniform, national standard for GMO labeling.
“Today’s bipartisan agreement is a positive step forward to averting the current patchwork of state GMO laws. Without this legislation, American consumers will see their groceries bills increase by over $1,000 annually.” said John Bode, President and CEO of CRA. “We commend the Senators for working together toward this common sense solution and urge the Senate to swiftly pass it ahead of the looming July 1 deadline, so the House can do the same when they return in early July.”
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.