American Soybean Association President Ray Gaesser, an Iowa farmer is praising House members for introducing the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. The Legislation calls for foods containing genetically modified organisms to be labeled. Gaesser says his group worked with the Grocery Manufacturers Association in pushing for this measure. He says it makes more sense to have one federal standard rather than many different state laws just confusing the issue.
Gaesser says GMOs or biotech crops are an important tool for growers trying to feed an ever growing world population and this legislation will help them in that process. He says it also benefits consumers.
He says modified soybeans have been in widespread use by America’s farmers since 1997 and not only have they been tested and proven safe, they also have not been traced to any human or animal health risk.