WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) released the following statement after voting in favor of the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, bipartisan legislation to create a national standard for labeling of food containing biotechnology ingredients.
“During my 99 county tour, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with many folks and industries across Iowa. It’s clear that our food manufacturers need standard guidance, and Iowans want safe and affordable food. This bipartisan legislation accomplishes both: it creates a national standard for biotechnology labeling, avoiding the confusing and costly patchwork of state laws that would threaten to raise food prices for the average household by over $1,000 a year.
“Scientifically proven safe biotech products are grown and processed across Iowa, providing the base to over a quarter of our state’s economy. By establishing standards for consumers and manufacturers, we can avoid price increases and confusion so that Americans can have affordable access to food.”
About the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard:
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