News Bite: IFIC Testifies at House Ag Committee Hearing on Biotechnology Labeling

International Food Information Council (IFIC) President and CEO David Schmidt testified at a U.S. House Committee on Agriculture hearing on March 24, 2015 on the costs and impacts of mandatory biotechnology labeling laws. Schmidt’s testimony focused on IFIC’s 2014 Consumer Perceptions of Food Technology Survey, with a special emphasis on consumers and labeling.

According to the Survey, 76 percent of consumers say they do not desire any additional information on food labels, when asked unaided. Only four percent of consumers indicate they would like to see information about food biotechnology on the label.

Schmidt’s full testimony can be found here.