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Lawmakers Bring GE Labeling to the Table

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Today, Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio joined lawmakers to reintroduce bi-partisan legislation, the Genetically Engineered Right-to-Know Act, which would lead to greater transparency in the market place.

Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-4):

“We cannot continue to keep Americans in the dark about the food they eat. More than 60 other countries make it easy for consumers to choose. Why should the U.S. be any different? If food manufacturers stand by their product and the technology they use to make it, they should have no problem disclosing that information to consumers.”

Read more about the proposed legislation here.

Table Scraps

NatGeo reports that corn consumes more irrigation water than any other crop.

EWG breaks down how current voluntary conservation practices aren’t saving marine life in the gulf, but there are simple farming methods that can greatly reduce pollution.

Tweet of the Day

Rep Peter DeFazio @RepPeterDeFazio

More than 60 countries require #GMO labels so consumers can choose for themselves. Why shouldn't Americans have that right? #righttoknow

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