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Iowa Corn Growers President Says Voluntary GMO Labeling Best Solution

Iowa Corn Growers President Says Voluntary GMO Labeling Best Solution

 

The Grocery Manufacturers Association and three other groups are now pushing for a federal Genetically Modified Organism Law. They’re looking for an industry friendly law with a voluntary federal standard.  Iowa Corn Grower’s President Roger Zylstra who serves as Vice Chair of the National Corn Growers Biotech Action team says they’ve been spending a lot of money fighting mandatory GMO labeling and having a voluntary regulation might be their best hope

Zylstra says while voluntary labeling isn’t their first choice, it would be better than the mandatory type of regulation sought through a measure backed by California Senator Barbara Boxer and New York Congressman Peter DeFazio.

Zylstra says rather than spending a great deal of money and resources fighting labeling advocates biotech supporters need to work on consumer education.

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