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Anti GMO-Labeling DARK Act Returns

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Today, Congressman Mike Pompeo introduced legislation that would block a state’s ability to propose mandatory GMO labeling laws.

EWG’s Scott Faber:

"More than 90 percent of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, believe foods made with GMOs should be labeled. Consumers in 64 countries already have the right to know if their food contains GMOs.  Supporters of this bill are trying to keep this basic information from their constituents.”

Read more about the DARK Act here.

Table Scraps

HuffPo delves into the uptick in antibiotic use in livestock, in spite of public opinion turning against it.

EWG discusses why it’s so weird that farmers make money off of crop “insurance”. 

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Mother Jones @MotherJones

The Navajo Nation will soon have the country's first-ever junk-food tax http://bit.ly/1LWoQLC  via @civileats

Herd Around the Hill

Check out these 5 things to look for at José Andrés’ new veggie-centric restaurant, Beefsteak.

 

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