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GMO Labels Won’t Make Your Food Safer

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As Congress returns to Washington, D.C. following Spring recess, the debate over GMO food labeling continues.  Senate leaders insist that the issue is a priority that should be rectified with a GMO food labeling system implemented at the national level to avoid the cost and confusion associated with a state-by-state patchwork of differing laws. The devil is in the details, however, as policymakers try to draft legislation to please both sides of the debate. Meanwhile, Read More >

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National Ag Day: Where Was the Food On Your Plate Grown?

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We made it! Today is National Ag Day where individuals from across the industry come together to recognize and celebrate the abundance and contributions provided by agriculture. The Agriculture Council of America (ACA), whose primary focus is the National Agriculture Day Program, hosts National Ag Day every year in March. This year marks the 43rd anniversary of National Ag Day which has been given the theme of “Agriculture: Stewards of a Healthy Planet.” Below is a great blog from the U.S. Read More >

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Agriculture Council of America Talks National Ag Day!

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Tomorrow, March 15th,  is National Ag Day, a time when producers, agriculture associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America gather to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture. The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) is composed of leaders in the agriculture, food and fiber communities dedicated to increasing the public awareness of agriculture’s vital role in society. The Agriculture Council of America and the National Ag Day program was started Read More >

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Vermont Invades Your Kitchen

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As discussion over GMO food labeling moves to the Senate with consideration of S. 2609, the Biotech Labeling Solutions Act, the Wall Street Journal editorial board explains how Vermont’s state rule to label GMO foods will raise costs nationwide: The Constitution gives Congress the power to oversee interstate commerce, including the right to pre-empt state laws that dictate rules for businesses that operate nationwide. The organic legislators of Vermont will soon mandate deceptive and costly Read More >

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Sugar Beet Farmers Hope for Senate Action on GMO Preemption

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Discussions about a potential legislative solution to the GMO food labeling debate have prompted farmers to weigh in, especially sugar beet farmers who are concerned that some food companies are switching from beet sugar to cane sugar to avoid disclosing GMOs on their food labels. Philip Brasher writes for Agri-Pulse that leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee are working on a possible compromise bill that could head off state GMO labeling requirements, the first of Read More >

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