Washington, D.C. (July 7, 2016)-The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) today applauded Senate passage of S. 764. The bill would enact a national disclosure standard for foods containing biotech ingredients and eliminate the possibility of a 50-state patchwork of labeling laws.
“The strong bipartisan support shown in the Senate for this bill is a victory for both the American consumer and the American farmer,” said Chuck Conner, president and CEO of NCFC. “Under this legislation, the public will be able access more information than ever before on how their food was produced. At the same time, farmers and food producers will have access to the technology needed to provide nutritious foods at reasonable costs to a growing world population.”
“Throughout this process, Senators Pat Roberts and Debbie Stabenow have shown a spirit to work together for the greater good that should be commended,” Conner continued. “With the Senate now having acted, it is imperative that the House of Representatives take this legislation up without delay ahead of their recess next week.”