ARLINGTON, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for the passage of biotechnology labeling legislation, which ensures a uniform, national labeling standard for food products made with genetically engineered (GE) ingredients and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The bill passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 306-117. The bill will now be sent to the White House for the President to sign into law.
“This bill offers the needed certainty for stakeholders throughout the food supply chain, and more importantly for consumers. We appreciate the House for its swift action to pass this bill and are especially grateful for the leadership provided by Chairman Conaway and Roberts, Ranking Members Peterson and Stabenow, and Congressmen Pompeo and Butterfield who all worked to advance a common sense, bipartisan solution,” said NGA President and CEO Peter J. Larkin. “I’d also like to thank our members for their engagement in the political process, which resulted in thousands of calls and letters sent to Capitol Hill.”