Thousands of Chefs Lobby Congress for Mandatory GMO Labeling

March 10, 2016

They believe people have a right to know what’s in their food

The battle over labeling for genetically modified foods continues, and now chefs are making their voices heard. Last month, Republican Kansas Senator Pat Roberts introduced a bill known as the SAFE Act, which would make GMO labeling voluntary for states, repealing laws in states like Vermont that would mandate GMO labeling on all foods. Despite the fact that recent polls have shown that 89 percent of Americans are in favor of GMO labeling, food industry lobbyists continue to pressure Congress and the FDA to declare GMO foods safe for consumption —…