Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, addressed the Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Georgia last week, right after the House passed H.R. 1599, the Safe and Affordable Food Labeling Act.
“That was something that was needed because there’s so much misinformation about what a GMO is or what it isn’t,” said Rep. Yoho in an interview at the meeting. “We talked to a lot of members to educate them because there was going to be no’s on it but when we talked about it, they understood it.”
There is still no companion bill in the Senate, but Yoho is hopeful. “There’s so much need for that they should pick that up, but it won’t happen before August.”
In my interview with Rep. Yoho, he also talks about the Clean Water Rule, Country of Origin Labeling, USDA oversight, budgeting, and immigration. [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/spgc-15-yoho.mp3″ text=”Interview with Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)”]
Watch a video of Rep. Yoho’s remarks to the SPGC below.