LINCOLN, NEB. – “We are pleased that the U.S. House of Representatives voted today to advance the Senate's GMO Labeling bill, sending it to the President’s desk for his signature. There is no question that the science surrounding GMO products shows a clear track record of safety and environmental benefits. While we continue to maintain that the mandatory nature of this bill is unnecessary, the potential costs to consumers, farmers and ranchers of a state-by-state patchwork of unnecessary GMO labeling laws forces us into supporting this measure. While not perfect, this legislation does allow for the continued development and investment in crop technologies in agriculture due in part to the national uniformity it provides regarding GMO labeling. We appreciate the support of all three of Nebraska's Congressmen Jeff Fortenberry, Brad Ashford and Adrian Smith and hope that the President's signature, making this proposal law, will help put this issue to rest.”
The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service and advocacy efforts. More than 61,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit www.nefb.org.