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Chefs Demand Transparency in Our Food System

Thursday, December 4, 2014

 

On Tuesday, more than 700 chefs demanded that their voices be heard at the nation’s capitol. Their requests were simple; Congress should support legislation that mandates GE labeling laws and allow transparency in the market place.

"What we are asking here as Americans, as chefs, is we want to know what we are buying," said Jose Andres, an acclaimed chef with restaurants in Washington, D.C., Las Vegas and other cities. "We're the professionals, but we are in the dark. Give us the power to know so we can pass this on to our people."

Read the full Des Moines Register article about the day here.

Table Scraps

USA Today, Politico, the Braiser, the Portland Tribune, and the Washington Post all covered the chefs’ support of GE labeling.

The Environmental Working Group released a statement on Tuesday’s chef event in Washington D.C.

The Blade covers the mayor of Toledo’s plead to Congress for improved water standards.

Tweet of the Day

Brian Johnson @Johnsonculinary

I urged Congress to support the #RightToKnow and label #GMOs with @justlabelit @ewg and @FPAction #votefood #ChefsLead

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