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Anti-GMO Labeling Bill Would Keep Consumers in the Dark

Anti-GMO Labeling Bill Would Keep Consumers in the Dark

By | March 25th, 2015 | Press Releases - Food Policy Action |


DARK Act would block states and FDA from labeling GMOs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2015 Press Contact: Claire Benjamin (202) 631-6362 claire@foodpolicyaction.org Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) re-introduced a bill that would effectively block the federal government from a mandatory GMO labeling system and prevent states from passing common sense transparency laws….


DARK Act would block states and FDA from labeling GMOs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2015 Press Contact: Claire Benjamin (202) 631-6362 claire@food...

DARK Act would block states and FDA from labeling GMOs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2015

Press Contact:
Claire Benjamin
(202) 631-6362
claire@foodpolicyaction.org

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) re-introduced a bill that would effectively block the federal government from a mandatory GMO labeling system and prevent states from passing common sense transparency laws.

“The overwhelming majority of Americans want GMO foods to be labeled.” said Tom Colicchio, co-founder of Food Policy Action. “As a chef, I want to know what I’m serving my customers, and as a father, I should be able to make an informed decision about what I’m feeding my kids. This dangerous bill takes rights away from states and consumers and it needs to be stopped.”

The so-called ‘Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act,’ re-introduced today by Congressman Pompeo other legislators.

“Consumers are tired of being left in the dark, and want to know how to hold their legislators accountable if they support policies that prevent them from knowing what’s in their food,” said Claire Benjamin, Executive Director of Food Policy Action. If Congress votes on this mis-guided piece of legislation, we are going to make sure the public knows about it.”

Food Policy Action was established in 2012 through a collaboration of national food policy leaders in order to hold legislators accountable on votes that have impact food and farming. FPA releases an annual National Food Policy Scorecard. More information can be found at www.foodpolicyaction.org.

Watch Tom Colicchio at TEDxManhattan 2015

Watch Tom Colicchio at TEDxManhattan 2015

By | March 16th, 2015 | Blogs |


This year at TEDxManhattan, Tom Colicchio highlighted the incredible progress we’ve made in just 12 months, and looked ahead at new opportunities to build the movement for better food policy. Take a look:


This year at TEDxManhattan, Tom Colicchio highlighted the incredible progress we've made in just 12 months, and looked ahead at new opportunities to build ...

This year at TEDxManhattan, Tom Colicchio highlighted the incredible progress we’ve made in just 12 months, and looked ahead at new opportunities to build the movement for better food policy. Take a look:

Chef Tom Colicchio, Food Policy Action Co-Founder Attends State of the Union

Chef Tom Colicchio, Food Policy Action Co-Founder Attends State of the Union

By | January 21st, 2015 | Press Releases - Food Policy Action |


WASHINGTON, DC – Chef Tom Colicchio, Food Policy Action Co-Founder and Board Member attended the State of the Union this evening in Washington, DC as Congresswoman Chellie Pingree’s (D-ME) guest. Colicchio, who makes frequent trips to Washington to meet with lawmakers on issues that impact the food system like GMO labeling and social safety net…


WASHINGTON, DC – Chef Tom Colicchio, Food Policy Action Co-Founder and Board Member attended the State of the Union this evening in Washington, DC as Con...

WASHINGTON, DC – Chef Tom Colicchio, Food Policy Action Co-Founder and Board Member attended the State of the Union this evening in Washington, DC as Congresswoman Chellie Pingree’s (D-ME) guest.

Colicchio, who makes frequent trips to Washington to meet with lawmakers on issues that impact the food system like GMO labeling and social safety net programs like SNAP (formerly food stamps) was glad to be in the audience tonight at the State of the Union to hear President Obama talk about priorities and common ground for 2015.

“Few things have as much direct impact on our day-to-day lives as food,” said Chef Tom Colicchio, Food Policy Action co-founder. “While not front and center in the President’s speech tonight, there is a lot of good, bi-partisan work to be done in the next year to improve the countries food supply.”

Food Policy Action was established in 2012 through a collaboration of national food policy leaders in order to hold legislators accountable on votes that impact food and farming.

“Food Policy Action will once again be scoring Members of the House and Senate on votes that impact the food system,” said Colicchio “We know consumers are hungry for more information about how their elected officials are voting on policies that impact food and how its grown in this country. Our goal is to arm the public with better information and ultimately hold Congress accountable.”

Congresswoman Pingree is an organic farmer in Maine and a leader on local and sustainable food issues in Congress.

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