The American Bakers Association (ABA) applauds the Senate for taking the important first step toward a national GMO Labeling standard.
“Passage of the bill will deliver consistent, uniform information to consumers while providing bakers with needed relief from a potential patchwork of state labeling requirements,” said ABA President and CEO Robb MacKie. “The strong bipartisan vote bodes well for eventual passage of the common-sense Roberts-Stabenow national labeling approach.”
Bakers using ABA’s grassroots program have been highly engaged in the process, sending over 3,500 emails urging swift passage of the agreement reached late last week.
“The overwhelming response by bakers of all sizes and from all parts of the country illustrates the enormity of the challenges they would face absent a national standard,” MacKie continued. “The over 600 bakers from almost every state that have contacted their Senators is the single largest activation of ABA’s RiseToAction grassroots action center. They are to be commended for educating their Senators on the impact of a patchwork of state and local labeling regimes.”
“Senators Roberts and Stabenow should be congratulated for developing a common-sense national labeling approach that gives consumers scientific, fact-based information instead of adding even more confusion and fear around our food. We urge the Senate and House to enact the Roberts-Stabenow agreement as expeditiously as possible.”