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Press Release | 114th Congress
House Seal

Peterson Additional Statement on Senate Labeling Bill

June 24, 2016

House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson today made the following additional statement after Senate Agriculture Committee leaders announced an agreement on labeling foods containing genetically engineered crops.

“While I prefer the House passed voluntary approach for the labeling of food produced from genetically engineered crops, I will support the Senate GMO labeling bill should it come to a vote in the House and I will encourage my colleagues to join me. It is not a perfect bill but after careful review I believe it is in the best interest of farmers, consumers, and food manufacturers to have clear direction and certainty in this area. I have concluded that any further delay would needlessly prolong the uncertainty created by the Vermont law. It’s important to find a balance between label transparency and the safety of these crops.”