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The View from the States By Gene Harrington, BIO Director of State Government Affairs, Food & Agriculture

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Earlier this year, Inside the Beltway publications, other news outlets and activists wrote about the supposed inevitability of additional states enacting legislation in 2016 requiring the labeling of food containing genetically engineered (GE) ingredients. Almost halfway into the year – and after most state legislatures have adjourned – no state has adopted a GMO labeling bill this year.  In fact, no state has adopted mandatory GMO labeling legislation in more than two years.  As a Read More >

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8 Biggest Debates in American Food Policy

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It turns out that figuring out how we should grow, sell, and tax our food is one of the most heated debates in America.  In partnership with Pace University, Grist recently published a great piece summarizing the eight biggest debates in American food policy. While we provide some highlights below, we encourage you to read the article in its entirety” 1. Soda taxes “Obesity is one of the biggest health epidemics America faces today…The idea Read More >

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GMO Labeling Reform – Let’s Try it Again

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Former Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and the Committee on Agriculture, Marshall Matz, recently published an opinion editorial arguing that the world will find it much “more difficult, if not impossible, to feed itself in the years ahead unless it continues to use the most modern science to increase the food supply and make agriculture more sustainable.” AgriPulse published the piece which also contends that transparency is also important in modern America, so Read More >

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Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law: A Farmers Perspective

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In a recent piece, Vermont Dairy Farmer Joanna Lidback offers insight into the economic consequences of mandatory GMO labeling in her home state. Lidback looks at the consequences farmers, food producers, and families in Vermont and across the country face as more companies are forced to comply with the new law. Posted on the Iowa Farm Bureau site page, Joanna Lidback discusses how Vermont’s mandatory GMO labeling law will burden food insecure families, create a confusing patchwork of Read More >

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WSJ Outlines Costs and Impacts of Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law

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“The U.S. food industry is fighting one of its fiercest regulatory battles in years over labels for ingredients made with genetically modified organisms. And it is losing—to Vermont. “The country’s first law requiring mandatory GMO labels is slated to go into effect in Vermont on July 1 after an industry-backed federal law that would block states’ authority stalled in the U.S. Senate last week, wrote Annie Gasparro and Jacob Bunge, The Wall Street Journal.”  In Read More >

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