SFA CEO Tom Dempsey Testifies in Congress on GMO Labeling Law

December 17, 2014

On December 10, SFA President and CEO Tom Dempsey testified before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health on food industry supported GMO bill H.R. 4432, the "Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act" which pre-empts state GMO labeling laws and creates one federal standard. Watch this short 2 minute clip of Dempsey giving his testimony here.

HEARING TAKEAWAYS

GMO's Are Safe: Both Democrats and Republicans and all witnesses testifying agreed that GMO's are safe.

A Federal Standard is Needed: Both Democrats and Republicans in Congress seemed to have reached consensus that a federal standard is necessary, and that a patchwork of state and local laws would harm interstate commerce.

HEARING HIGHLIGHTS

Video Highlights: Watch a few video highlights from the hearing testimonies including FDA's Center For Food Safety & Applied Nutrition explain the safety of GMOs here.

Social Media Highlights: Read social media highlights of the hearing here.

HEARING INFORMATION

Hearing: Watch the full hearing here.

Testimony: Read SFA's written testimony here.

Press Release: Check out SFA's press release here.

Op-Ed: Check out SFA's Op-Ed on the hearing which ran in Politico here.

Questions? Contact Kailee Tkacz, SFA's Director of Government Affairs at ktkacz@sfa.org.