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Anti-GMO Labeling Bill Stalls in the Senate

Anti-GMO Labeling Bill Stalls in the Senate

By | March 16th, 2016 | FPA Blogs & News, Press Releases |


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2016 Food Policy Action Statement on Senate DARK Act Vote Washington, DC – Good food advocates cheered today as the U.S. Senate failed to reach a 60 vote threshold to proceed on Senator Roberts’ anti-GMO labeling bill. The Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act, introduced by Senator Pat…


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2016 Food Policy Action Statement on Senate DARK Act Vote Washington, DC – Good food advocates cheered today as th...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2016

Food Policy Action Statement on Senate DARK Act Vote

Washington, DC – Good food advocates cheered today as the U.S. Senate failed to reach a 60 vote threshold to proceed on Senator Roberts’ anti-GMO labeling bill. The Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act, introduced by Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) just weeks ago would put in place a weak, voluntary labeling system and would pre-empt states from enacting GMO labeling laws.

Today’s vote marked an important milestone for the more than 90% of Americans who want GMOs to be labeled,” said Tom Colicchio, Food Policy Action co-founder and chef. “I am hopeful that the Senate will now work to craft a bipartisan mandatory on-pack GMO labeling bill that doesn’t demonize science and gives consumers the information they demand.

Tom Colicchio and Food Policy Action recently delivered a letter to the Senate signed by over 4,000 chefs asking their Senators to reject this newest version of the DARK Act and support mandatory labeling of GMO foods.

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