Keeping Food Safe and Affordable: A Policy That Just Makes Sense
Feeding the world, safely and affordably, is an important and challenging goal. Agricultural producers across Kansas, and the nation, are all working towards that goal and need the freedom to innovate to achieve it. To help them, Congressman Pompeo introduced legislation to ensure that American food producers can compete and feed the world affordably. The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act would establish a federal labeling standard for foods with genetically modified ingredients, giving sole authority to the Food and Drug Administration to require mandatory labeling on such foods if they are ever found to be unsafe or materially different from foods produced without GM ingredients.
After two years of working with Kansas agriculture, consumer groups, scientists, world hunger advocates, federal and state regulators, and both Republican and Democrat members of Congress, on July 23, 2015 the House passed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act by a vote of 275-150. This legislation will have a significant and lasting impact for Kansas farmers, our agricultural community, and everyone who wants to provide safe and affordable food.
Lets keep our food safe and affordable! It is a policy that just makes sense.
Click here for an informational document on the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act
Click here for the fact sheet on the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act
Press Release - Passage of Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act
Press Release - Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act is Reintroduced
Letter of Support from 373 Organizations
Op-Ed: Science is Best Hope to Feed the World Safely and Affordably