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Calling on President Obama to Label GE Food

Thursday, January 16, 2014

More than 200 organizations and businesses called on President Barack Obama today to uphold his 2007 campaign pledge to require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. Congressional champions for GE labeling, led by Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., held a press conference in support of a letter sent to President Obama. Congressional leaders were joined by Center for Food Safety, Environmental Working Group (EWG), Just Label It, and other supporters of GE labeling.

Read more about President Obama’s pledge to label GE food here.

Table Scraps:

Politico and Reuters reports on today’s press conference and letter urging the Obama Administration to require the labeling on GE food.

The Washington Post writes on the hurdles House and Senate leaders continue to face in finding common ground on the dairy program in the farm bill.

Tweet of the Day: @RepPeterDeFazio Today 4 members of Congress and 200+ biz leaders urged @BarackObama to keep an '07 pledge for GMO labels. RT if you stand with us! #GEpledge

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