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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.

Just Label It Responds to USDA’s Decision to Advance a Proposal to Deregulate the Use of Enlist Crops

Just Label It Responds to USDA’s Decision to Advance a Proposal to Deregulate the Use of Enlist Crops

August 6th, 2014

The following is a statement from Just Label It's Executive Director Scott Faber on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's decision to recommend the deregulation of a new type of genetically engineered crops that are able to withstand a proposed toxic pesticide mix, known as Enlist Duo

Just Label It Applauds Todd Tiahrt for Supporting GE Labeling, Opposing Pompeo’s DARK Act

Just Label It Applauds Todd Tiahrt for Supporting GE Labeling, Opposing Pompeo’s DARK Act

June 23rd, 2014

Today the national Just Label It campaign applauded former Congressman Todd Tiahrt for supporting the right to know whether food contains GE ingredients and for opposing legislation that would block states from giving consumers this right.

Ben & Jerry’s, GE-Labeling Advocates Protest Anti-GE Labeling Bill

Ben & Jerry’s, GE-Labeling Advocates Protest Anti-GE Labeling Bill

June 10th, 2014

Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Jerry Greenfield joined members of Congress and pro-GE labeling advocacy groups on Capitol Hill today to protest a House bill that would deny Americans the right to know about genetically engineered (GE) ingredients in their food.

Just Label It Applauds the Vermont Legislature for Passing the First ‘No Strings Attached’ Labeling Bill

Just Label It Applauds the Vermont Legislature for Passing the First ‘No Strings Attached’ Labeling Bill

April 23rd, 2014

The following is a statement of Just Label It’s Chairman, Gary Hirshberg on the Vermont State Congress passing the first GE labeling law that doesn’t contain a “trigger clause”

Just Label It Applauds Vermont’s Commitment to GE Labeling in Historic Senate Vote

Just Label It Applauds Vermont’s Commitment to GE Labeling in Historic Senate Vote

April 15th, 2014

State senators in Vermont showed their true commitment to giving consumers more information about their food in an historic vote today that could help to pave the way for many other labeling efforts across the country, Just Label It said in a statement.

Food Industry Backed Bill Denys Consumers Right-to-Know

Food Industry Backed Bill Denys Consumers Right-to-Know

April 9th, 2014

A new federal bill introduced today by Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., would deny consumers the right to know if there are genetically modified ingredients in their food.

Just Label It Submits Comment on the Proposed Deregulation of 2,4-D Resistant Corn and Soybean Varieties

Just Label It Submits Comment on the Proposed Deregulation of 2,4-D Resistant Corn and Soybean Varieties

March 12th, 2014

The following is a statement of Just Label It’s Executive Director, Scott Faber on Dow AgroSciences’ petition to deregulate 2,4-D resistant corn and soybean varietiesz

Just Label It Responds to Food Industry’s “Coalition for Safe Affordable Food” and Proposed Voluntary Labeling

Just Label It Responds to Food Industry’s “Coalition for Safe Affordable Food” and Proposed Voluntary Labeling

February 7th, 2014

The following is a statement of Just Label It’s Executive Director, Scott Faber on the food industries “Coalition for Safe Affordable Food”

Statement of Scott Faber, Executive Director of Just Label it, on a letter to President Obama in supporting of GE labeling

Statement of Scott Faber, Executive Director of Just Label it, on a letter to President Obama in supporting of GE labeling

January 16th, 2014

Today, more than 200 companies and organizations are releasing a letter to President Obama urging the President to honor his pledge to require GE labeling. In 2007, during a campaign stop in Iowa, President Obama pledged to give Americans the right to know whether they are eating genetically engineered food.

Just Label It Responds to Industry Food Bill Baring GE Food Labels

Just Label It Responds to Industry Food Bill Baring GE Food Labels

January 7th, 2014

The following is a statement of Just Label It Executive Director Scott Faber on legislation drafted by the food industry to bar states from requiring GE labels on food and to limit FDA’s ability to compel food compel GE labels

Just Label It Responds to USDA’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement on 2,4-D Resistant GE Crops

Just Label It Responds to USDA’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement on 2,4-D Resistant GE Crops

January 3rd, 2014

Statement of Just Label It’s Executive Director, Scott Faber on USDA’s draft Environmental Impact Statement of Dow AgroScience’s 2,4-D resistant genetically engineered corn and soybeans
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