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.