NGA Statement on Roberts-Stabenow GMO Labeling Agreement

June 23, 2016

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) President and CEO Peter J. Larkin today issued the following statement regarding the agreement reached on labeling for food products containing genetically engineered (GE) ingredients offered by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI).

Larkin said: “NGA appreciates the leadership and bipartisan work done by Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow to reach an agreement that provides a national uniform labeling standard for foods containing genetically engineered ingredients.  Operating under a patchwork of state labeling laws is inefficient and unworkable, only creating major logistical complications for food distributors and consumer confusion in the marketplace. We strongly urge the Senate to immediately pass this measure.”