DARK Act Vote Shows House Members, Food Companies Oppose Transparency

DARK Act Vote Shows House Members, Food Companies Oppose Transparency

July 23rd, 2015

For Immediate Release  July 23, 2015                         DARK Act Vote Shows House Members, Food Companies Oppose Transparency WASHINGTON- House passage of what critics call the DARK Act, for Deny Americans the Right to Know, shows a disregard for Americans’ basic rights, Just Label It said today.   "We are disappointed but not surprised that the maj...

Latest Version of Bill Adds to the Confusion of the DARK Act

Latest Version of Bill Adds to the Confusion of the DARK Act

July 13th, 2015

For Immediate Release July 13, 2015 Latest Version of Bill Adds to the Confusion of the DARK Act WASHINGTON – The latest version of the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act, an industry-backed bill designed to block GMO labeling would create even more consumer confusion around genetically engineered foods, according to Just Label It.   The DARK goes ...

On GMOS, 125 CEOs and Business Leaders Tell President Obama: Just Label It!

On GMOS, 125 CEOs and Business Leaders Tell President Obama: Just Label It!

July 1st, 2015

For Immediate Release June 30, 2015         On GMOS, 125 CEOs and Business Leaders Tell President Obama: Just Label It! WASHINGTON- One hundred twenty-five (125) U.S. CEOs and business leaders from across the country called on President Barack Obama to keep his 2007 campaign pledge to give Americans the right to know what is in their food by directing the Food and Dru...

Medical Experts Label Dow Crop Chemical Possible Carcinogen

Medical Experts Label Dow Crop Chemical Possible Carcinogen

June 22nd, 2015

For Immediate Release June 22, 2015    Medical Experts Label Dow Crop Chemical Possible Carcinogen WASHINGTON- Yesterday’s action by the International Agency for Research on Cancer to label the chemical 2,4-D a possible human carcinogen means that both active ingredients in Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist Duo herbicide for GMO crops are human cancer risks. Last March, ...

“DARK Act” Finds New Ways to Keep Consumers Guessing About GMOs

“DARK Act” Finds New Ways to Keep Consumers Guessing About GMOs

June 18th, 2015

For Immediate Release June 18, 2015 “DARK Act” Finds New Ways to Keep Consumers Guessing About GMOs Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) has found new ways to keep Americans in the dark about whether their food contains genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs. During a hearing in the House of Representatives, members of Congress considered a new draft of a bill that has com...

New Poll Shows Quaker And Other Food Brands Risk Losing Their Primary Customer – Moms – Over GMO Labeling!

New Poll Shows Quaker And Other Food Brands Risk Losing Their Primary Customer – Moms – Over GMO Labeling!

June 9th, 2015

For Immediate Release June 9, 2015 New Poll Shows Quaker And Other Food Brands Risk Losing Their Primary Customer - Moms - Over GMO Labeling! WASHINGTON - A first-of-its-kind poll released today comprising moms who purchase select major food brands reveals the vulnerabilities that companies face based on their GMO labeling activities. Specifically, brands that either do...

Food Industry Leaders Call for Mandatory GMO Labeling

Food Industry Leaders Call for Mandatory GMO Labeling

May 20th, 2015

Armed with new national survey results showing overwhelming support for mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods (GMOs), top executives from Ben & Jerry’s, Chipotle, Stonyfield Farm, Patagonia and other companies today urged lawmakers to oppose legislation designed to block labeling of GMO foods and called instead for mandatory national GMO labeling.

Statement from Gary Hirshberg on USDA Plan to Create Voluntary Certification System

Statement from Gary Hirshberg on USDA Plan to Create Voluntary Certification System

May 14th, 2015

The following is a statement from Gary Hirshberg, chairman of the Just Label It campaign and chairman and co-founder of Stonyfield Farm, reacting to news that USDA will create a voluntary certification for products that do not contain GMOs.

JUST LABEL IT LAUNCHES “CONCEAL OR REVEAL” CAMPAIGN

JUST LABEL IT LAUNCHES “CONCEAL OR REVEAL” CAMPAIGN

April 29th, 2015

Washington DC, April 29, 2015 – Just Label It (JLI), a project of Organic Voices, today launched its national “Conceal or Reveal” campaign to publicly identify well-known brand-name food companies that are funding state and federal efforts to block mandatory GMO labeling.

Federal Court Greenlights Vermont GMO Labeling Law

Federal Court Greenlights Vermont GMO Labeling Law

April 28th, 2015

WASHINGTON –The nation’s first law to require labeling of foods made with genetically engineered ingredients can proceed following a ruling yesterday by the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont that keeps the pioneering law on track to go into effect in July 2016.

Natural Food Retailers Double Down on Support for GMO Labeling

Natural Food Retailers Double Down on Support for GMO Labeling

April 13th, 2015

The Independent Natural Food Retailers Association and its members have demonstrated their continued commitment to consumers’ right to know whether the food they buy contains genetically modified ingredients by donating more than $60,000 to the Just Label It campaign.

Markey Urges EPA to Consider Cancer Risks of GMO Herbicide

Markey Urges EPA to Consider Cancer Risks of GMO Herbicide

March 31st, 2015

Washington, D.C. –Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) today urged the Environmental Protection Agency to consider the opinion of an expert panel convened by the World Health Organization that glyphosate, the main herbicide used on genetically engineered crops is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

Groups Call on EPA to Reassess Safety of GMO Herbicide Linked to Cancer

Groups Call on EPA to Reassess Safety of GMO Herbicide Linked to Cancer

March 26th, 2015

Several leading public interest organizations today urged the Obama administration to “weigh heavily” the World Health Organization’s recent conclusion that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

Another Attempt to Keep Consumers in the DARK: Rep. Pompeo Reintroduces Bill to Preempt State GMO Labeling Laws

Another Attempt to Keep Consumers in the DARK: Rep. Pompeo Reintroduces Bill to Preempt State GMO Labeling Laws

March 25th, 2015

Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., is expected to file legislation in Congress to prevent states from giving their citizens the right to know whether the food they buy was made with genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs.

Cancer Risk from Farm Chemicals Highlights Need for GMO Labeling

Cancer Risk from Farm Chemicals Highlights Need for GMO Labeling

March 20th, 2015

The national Just Label It campaign is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to require labeling of genetically modified foods (GMOs) in light of today’s announcement that glyphosate, the main ingredient in the Roundup herbicide widely used on GMO crops, is now considered a probable carcinogen by the U.N.’s International Agency for Research on Cancer.

GMO Labeling Patriotic as Arctic® Apple Pie

GMO Labeling Patriotic as Arctic® Apple Pie

February 13th, 2015

Today’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is allowing two genetically engineered apple varieties onto the U.S. market emphasizes the need to label GMO food, said Katrina Saves of Just Label It.

Chef Colicchio, Activists, Lawmakers Demand Action on GMO Labeling

Chef Colicchio, Activists, Lawmakers Demand Action on GMO Labeling

February 12th, 2015

Chef Tom Colicchio joined Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) today as they reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would give Americans more information about what’s in their food and how it was produced.

JLI’s Scott Faber Testifies Against Anti-GE Labeling Bill

JLI’s Scott Faber Testifies Against Anti-GE Labeling Bill

December 10th, 2014

Scott Faber, vice president of government affairs at EWG, urged a congressional panel today to oppose legislation that would deny consumers information about what’s in their food and how it was grown.

Just Label It Responds to GMA’s Statement on GE Labeling

Just Label It Responds to GMA’s Statement on GE Labeling

November 7th, 2014

Gary Hirshberg, Chairman of Just Label It, issued the followed statement in response to a statement made on Wednesday by the Grocery Manufacturers Association

Just Label It Criticizes EPA’s Decision to Approve Toxic Enlist Duo

Just Label It Criticizes EPA’s Decision to Approve Toxic Enlist Duo

October 15th, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to approve the pesticide mixture Enlist Duo for use on corn and soybeans that were genetically engineered to withstand toxic 2,4-D “was a missed opportunity to chart a new course for our farmers that would reduce our reliance on dangerous weed killers,” Just Label It said today.



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