Conaway and Peterson joint statement on H.R. 1599

Jul 17, 2015 Issues: Biotechnology

Today, Chairman Mike Conaway and Ranking Member Collin Peterson commented on the importance of the biotech labeling legislation.

“A centerpiece of H.R. 1599 “The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015,” authored by Representatives Pompeo and Butterfield and cosponsored by 106 members including ourselves, is to avoid the patchwork of state laws dealing with biotech food labeling.  The bill that the House of Representatives will soon consider provides preemption solely for food use and labeling.  The preemption provision does not delve into areas beyond this —such as cultivation of crops.”