The House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 1599 on Tuesday, a move that will bring greater clarity to food labeling, according to AFBF. H.R. 1599 empowers consumers by continuing to require warning labels for foods that may have adverse effects on the public, noted AFBF President Bob Stallman in a statement. “At the same time, it does away with labeling schemes that would stigmatize foods based on nothing more than the way in which they were developed,” he added.
Further, “H.R. 1599 restores reason to our food discussions and shows pseudoscience and food quackery the door,” said Stallman. “We look forward to passage by the full House in the very near future.”