KCGA Applauds Passage of Rep. Pompeo’s GMO Labeling Bill

Kansas Corn Applauds Passage of Rep. Pompeo’s Food Labeling Bill for GMO and non-GMO Food

The Kansas Corn Growers Association thanked Kansas Representative Mike Pompeo for his efforts on the passage of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill creates a consumer-friendly, science-based labeling standard for foods made with genetically modified organisms, as well as for GMO-free foods.

Introduced by Representatives Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., the bill passed by a vote of 275-150. This legislation sets a uniform, common-sense national standard for labeling foods with GMOs and for GMO-free foods. Kansas Representative Tim Huelskamp was a cosponsor of the bill. All four Kansas Representatives voted in favor of the bill.

“We are pleased the House passed the bill and thank Congressman Pompeo who introduced the bill and Congressman Huelskamp who was a cosponsor. We now urge the Senate to act on the Safe and Affordable Food Labeling Act,” KCGA CEO Greg Krissek said. “Like other food labeling, when it comes GMO foods and GMO-free foods, the FDA should establish science-based standards. The alternative is to have individual state make their own standards creating confusion and increasing food costs for consumers.”