Statement of JLI’s Gary Hirshberg on Passage of DARK Act by Senate Agriculture Committee

For Immediate Release
March 1, 2016

Statement of JLI’s Gary Hirshberg on Passage of DARK Act by Senate Agriculture Committee

 WASHINGTON- The Just Label It campaign issued the following statement today in response to the Senate Agriculture Committee’s adoption of the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act. The anti-consumer legislation would block states from enacting GMO labeling laws and make it harder for companies to adopt voluntary labeling initiatives.

Gary Hirshberg, chairman of Just Label It and Stonyfield Farm said:

Not only would Sen. Roberts’ version of the DARK Act block states from labeling GMOs, it would also make it more difficult for companies like Campbell’s to voluntarily disclose the presence of GMOs. Just Label It calls on the Senate to reject the DARK Act and instead urges Senators to support proposals that give consumers the right to know what’s in their food – a right already held by consumers in 64 nations. I applaud Senator Debbie Stabenow and other Democrats for standing with consumers and voting against the DARK Act.

We remain hopeful that the Senate will craft a solution that works for both consumers and the food industry. Consumers want the right to know what’s in their food.

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 Contact: press@justlabelit.org

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