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Friends of the Earth statement on the DARK Act

Posted Jul. 6, 2016 / Posted by: Kate Colwell

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dana Perls, senior food and technology campaigner for Friends of the Earth, made the following statement about the DARK Aact:

Friends of the Earth denounces the Senate’s passage of the DARK Act, S. 764, a bill which was passed under the guise of GMO labeling. This bill is a travesty, an undemocratic and discriminatory bill which preempts state laws, while offering no meaningful labeling for GMOs. If accepted, Americans will remain in the dark about what we feed our families. We are deeply disappointed in the members of Congress who supported this bill and who did not stand with the vast majority of Americans who want mandatory on-package GMO labeling.

Friends of the Earth urges consumers to call on the House and President Obama to oppose any bills that would undermine state GMO labeling laws, and to only support meaningful, mandatory on-package labeling for GMO foods, including those made with new gene editing techniques.

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Expert contact: Dana Perls, (510) 978-4425; dperls@foe.org

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