The American Bakers Association (ABA) commends the Senate on today’s strong bipartisan support of the important step towards final passage of the Roberts-Stabenow GMO Labeling Agreement.
“Today’s vote for cloture is proof that members of the Senate recognize time is up,” said ABA President and CEO Robb MacKie. “Bakers and other food manufacturers need a common-sense national GMO labeling standard that is based on science and not the opinion of lawmakers in one state. We urge a swift vote on final passage by both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to put this issue to bed and provide the baking industry the certainty needed to continue serving its wholesome products in all fifty states.”
Today the Senate voted 65-32 to end debate on S.764, and move for final passage on federal preemption to Vermont’s GMO labeling requirement. Bakers nationwide communicated their strong support for the Roberts-Stabenow Agreement with over 4,000 emails, calls and personal visits to nearly 90 Senate offices. This show of support resulted in ABA declaring this a Key Vote for the industry.
“The ABA expresses great thanks for the leadership of Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow and their staff, who worked endlessly toward a compromise that provides consumers with the information they are seeking, while providing bakers the flexibility to accurately keep them informed,” added MacKie.