(Posted Fri. Aug 25th, 2017)
The National Corn Growers Association joined with the other members of the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF) today, uniting to develop recommendations to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) as it develops regulations to implement the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law. In response to a series of questions posed by AMS, CFSAF achieved a strong consensus on a broad range of topics critical to the successful implementation of the law.
NCGA, as a part of CFSAF, believes that its responses to questions posed by AMS also fulfill a number of goals originally set out in the law. These recommendations foster consumers’ access to information about the food they eat; provide continued access to a nutritious, affordable and sustainable food supply; ensure that farmers and ranchers have access to the technologies that provide numerous environmental and sustainability benefits; and adhere to Congress’ intention that USDA implement a disclosure standard for marketing purposes that respects the strong scientific consensus on the safety of bioengineered food.
As the process moves forward, NCGA, as a part of CFSAF, will continue to engage as appropriate to reiterate support for these goals and provide input and comments as requested.