House Agriculture Committee

All six witnesses at Tuesday’s House Committee on Agriculture hearing argued against mandatory biotechnology labeling laws. Most of their testimony praised the efficiency they believe GE crops provide to farmers and enumerated the costs they say labeling would inflict on farmers, manufacturers and consumers. http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-corn-field-ripe-cob-ready-harvest-image33189154But they also brought up the safety concerns surrounding GE food.…

Once my congressman was Tom Foley (D-WA). At the time, he also chaired the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture (1975-81). That was fortunate for me because, at the time, I was a daily newspaper reporter assigned to cover the second-largest county in Foley’s eastern Washington district. After the Land Grant university located there, the next…