FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2016
CONTACT: Andy Resnick
Washington, DC – The Corn Refiners Association applauds today’s introduction by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman of the Senate Agriculture committee, of a proposal for national preemption on GMO labeling. We are fast approaching July 1, when Vermont’s mandatory GMO labeling law will go into effect and significantly raise consumer food costs. Unless the Senate acts quickly, the average American household could be forced to spend more on groceries.
Sen. Robert’s legislation brings both transparency and consistency to consumers, manufacturers and growers, by ensuring more access to information while allowing a safe, proven technology to remain a critical part of modern agriculture.
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.