10 senators in favor of GMO labeling

posted November 15, 2013

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THE TREMENDOUS TEN: WOMEN IN THE SENATE SUPPORT LABELING OF GMO FOOD

Fairfield, IA – November 10, 2013– The Truth in Labeling Coalition today released their TREMENDOUS TEN list of women in the Senate who support labeling of genetically engineered food. The WOMEN IN THE SENATE campaign, spearheaded by Former Congressman Jim Bates, is aimed at having the 20 women Senators sign a letter to President Barack Obama, requesting that he use his executive power to require the Food and Drug Administration to correct their mistake from 1992, when it exempted genetically engineered food from labeling.  Bates submitted a Citizens Petition in

2010, asking the Food and Drug Administration to close the loophole created in 1992, when Vice President Dan Quayle announced the exemption of genetically engineered food from labeling as a ‘deregulatory effort.’  Bates does not believe that legislation is necessary to mandate labeling of food made from genetically engineered corn, soy, canola, cotton and sugar beets.  “We don’t need to pass anything!  Genetically engineered food should never have been exempted from labeling!”

The TREMENDOUS TEN are “promoting transparency for consumers while providing producers with the certainty they need to label their products appropriately.”   The premise of the campaign is expressed by the sentiments of Senator Kay Hagan: “Women have a tendency to work in partnerships, and that is something I think the American people would really appreciate us doing.”

The TREMENDOUS TEN

Senator Barbara Mikulski D-MD
Senator Dianne Feinstein D-CA
Senator Barbara Boxer D-CA
Senator Patty Murray D-WA
Senator Mary Landrieu D-LA
Senator Susan Collins R-ME
Senator Lisa Murkowski R-AK
Senator Jeanne Shaheen D-NH
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand D-NY
Senator Elizabeth Warren D-MA

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