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Food Policy Action Statement on Passage of DARK Act by Senate Agriculture Committee

Food Policy Action Statement on Passage of DARK Act by Senate Agriculture Committee

By | March 1st, 2016 | FPA Blogs & News, Press Releases - Food Policy Action |


Chef, advocate and Food Policy Action co-founder Tom Colicchio expressed disappointment at the Senate Agriculture Committee’s passage of the newest version of the DARK Act introduced by Senator Roberts (R-KS). “It’s unbelievable that members of the Senate Agriculture Committee would vote to continue the same broken system of voluntary GMO labeling that keeps consumers in…


Chef, advocate and Food Policy Action co-founder Tom Colicchio expressed disappointment at the Senate Agriculture Committee’s passage of the newest versi...

Chef, advocate and Food Policy Action co-founder Tom Colicchio expressed disappointment at the Senate Agriculture Committee’s passage of the newest version of the DARK Act introduced by Senator Roberts (R-KS).

“It’s unbelievable that members of the Senate Agriculture Committee would vote to continue the same broken system of voluntary GMO labeling that keeps consumers in the dark about what’s in their food and how it’s grown,” says Colicchio. “Americans deserve transparent and accurate information to make their own decision about what to feed their families.”

Chef Colicchio recently asked chefs to weigh in with opposition to the Senate’s new version of the DARK Act, garnering nearly 4,000 signatures in less than a week.  The chefs are urging Senators to reject any attempt to prevent mandatory labeling of genetically modified food.

This new legislation would block states like Vermont, Connecticut, and Maine, from enacting the GMO labeling laws approved by their voters and prevent the mandatory GMO labeling program that 90% of consumers want.

Food Policy Action will continue to call on the Senate to reject this bill, and to urge Senators to stand up for transparency in our food system.

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