Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) thanks the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Roberts-Stabenow GMO labeling compromise. This measure sets a national standard for GMO labeling and avoids individual state laws that would have placed burdens on the agriculture and food industries.
“We are proud of Congress for passing a national standard for GMO labeling,” says Daryl Cates, ISG chairman and part of the ISG delegation who met with legislators about this issue in Washington, D.C., this week. “Maintaining this national standard reduces confusion for consumers and ensures choices for farmers like me.”
The House passed the bill with a vote of 306-117. Last week the Senate passed the measure 63-30. It now moves to President Barack Obama’s desk where the White House has said he will sign the bill.
Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) is a membership organization serving more than 43,000 Illinois soybean growers. ISG provides advocacy in Springfield and Washington, D.C., to promote the interests of Illinois soybean farmers and programs that enhance soybean production and demand. Voice for Soy, the online action center supported by ISG, allows growers to easily connect with legislators and regulators to advocate for Illinois agriculture. For more information about ISG, visit the website www.ilsoygrowers.com.
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