Tulsi is a leading advocate for mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food. Last year, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard was recognized by Food Policy Action as a top advocate for improving our nation's food system, for her strong support of transparent and sensible food policy. and for fighting against the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act.
Tulsi is an original co-sponsor of H.R. 913, the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, which would require the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to label foods containing genetically-engineered ingredients. H.R. 913 is currently being considered in the House Energy and Commerce committee. Tulsi also co-sponsored the bipartisan Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act (H.R. 1699).
It’s no wonder that this legislation has more commonly become known to people who are very concerned about this issue as the DARK Act—or the Deny Americans the Right to Know Act. ... What are they so afraid of? Why deprive Americans of the ability to make educated choices about whether they want food with genetically modified ingredients? Why make the labeling of such food just voluntary? Why not require it, as we require basic nutrition information on processed foods now?Tulsi Gabbard, on the House Floor
"Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has been a strong advocate in Congress for food safety, access, production, and transparency. We are grateful for her leadership and continued support of sustainable food policy in both Hawaiʻi, and across the United States."
Chef Tom Colicchio, Food Policy Action Co-Founder and good food advocate.
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