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NGA Praises Senate Passage of National GMO Disclosure Legislation

Jul 7, 2016

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) today issued the following statement from President and CEO Peter J. Larkin on the Senate passage of a bipartisan bill that creates a national labeling standard for foods made with genetically engineered (GE) ingredients and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

“On behalf of the independent supermarket industry, NGA commends the U.S. Senate for passing this important legislation that creates a uniform federal standard for the labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. This legislation will help to ensure that the consumers our members serve on a daily basis have clear and consistent information on the food products that they purchase and consume nationwide. We were pleased to see the strong bipartisan support this bill received and strongly urge that the U.S. House bring this legislation to the floor for a vote next week.”