The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased with the bill recently passed by the U.S. House that will bring some sanity to food labeling, in regards to GMOs. The news was welcomed by he American Soybean Association (ASA).
“This is important for every bit of agriculture,” said ASA president Wade Cowan of Texas during an interview at last week’s Ag Media Summit. “We need to prevent this menagerie of 50 different bills in 50 different states. It’s an unworkable patchwork, so we need the consistency throughout the U.S.”
Cowan points out that the bill will give consumers the right to know by giving non-GMO food producers the chance to have their products certified as GMO-free. He’s also grateful to House Ag Committee leaders from both political parties and hopes to get that kind of good support when the measure moves to the Senate. The ASA spent a lot of time educating lawmakers so they can make the smart vote when it comes in front of them. “Some of those lawmakers were really busy, and we were able to go to the congressmen and explain it and they were appreciative of that.”
Cowan feels confident that lawmakers will ultimately do the right thing for American agriculture.
Listen to all of Cindy’s interview with Wade here: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/ams15-asa-wade.mp3″ text=”Interview with Wade Cowan, American Soybean Association president”]