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4,000 Chefs Call on Senate to Reject DARK Act

4,000 Chefs Call on Senate to Reject DARK Act

By | March 10th, 2016 | FPA Blogs & News, Press Releases - Food Policy Action |


Chef Tom Colicchio Statement on Anti-GMO-Labeling Bill Today Food Policy Action delivered to Capitol Hill a petition bearing signatures from over 4,000 chefs urging the Senate to reject S. 2609, the latest version of the controversial DARK Act. Chefs and food professionals from 49 states, Puerto Rico, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands weighed in…


Chef Tom Colicchio Statement on Anti-GMO-Labeling Bill Today Food Policy Action delivered to Capitol Hill a petition bearing signatures from over 4,000 ch...

Chef Tom Colicchio Statement on Anti-GMO-Labeling Bill

Today Food Policy Action delivered to Capitol Hill a petition bearing signatures from over 4,000 chefs urging the Senate to reject S. 2609, the latest version of the controversial DARK Act. Chefs and food professionals from 49 states, Puerto Rico, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands weighed in to voice their opposition to this latest attempt to prevent mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. These chefs from across the country represent the whole spectrum of food service, from fine dining to casual chains.

Senator Roberts’ misguided bill ignores the voices of Americans who want information about what’s in their food and how it’s grown,” said Tom Colicchio, the petition’s author and co-founder of Food Policy Action “It’s disappointing that Senator Roberts is advancing this giveaway to processed food companies at the expense of consumers’ right to know. As food professionals, parents, and consumers, thousands of chefs are calling on the Senate to reject the DARK Act and stand up for transparency in our food system.

The Senate is expected to consider the Dark Act as soon as next week.

A copy of the letter can be found here.

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