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Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Jerry Greenfield joined members of Congress and pro-GE labeling advocacy groups on Capitol Hill today to protest a House bill that would deny Americans the right to know about genetically engineered (GE) ingredients in their food.
Today, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT); Tom Colicchio, Head Judge, Top Chef, Food Policy Action; Laurie David, Executive Producer FED UP; Stephanie Soechtig, Director and Producer FED UP are imploring members of the House Appropriations Committee not to weaken nutrition standards in the Fiscal Year 2015 Agriculture Appropriations bill. That bill is scheduled to be considered by the full committee tomorrow.
Less than a week ago more than 100 organizations from 36 states sent a strong message to congress: don’t use the appropriations process to weaken federal child nutrition programs.
It is hard to believe that Congress is so divided that republicans and democrats can’t even agree that schools should be serving students healthy, nutritious balanced meals.