For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
For More Information Contact: Gary Ruskin (415) 944-7350
Statement of Gary Ruskin, Co-director of U.S. Right to Know
Today’s Senate vote is a victory for consumers and everyone who wants the right to know what’s in our food.
The Roberts measure, backed by the food industry, shows the contempt of our nation’s large food companies for their own customers, who overwhelmingly support labeling of genetically engineered food.
The industry campaign for the DARK Act will only accelerate consumer distrust of large food companies and their processed food. In other words, the bill’s proponents will reap what they have sown.
U.S. Right to Know is a nonprofit organization that investigates the risks associated with the corporate food system, and the food industry’s practices and influence on public policy. We promote the free market principle of transparency – in the marketplace and in politics – as crucial to building a better, healthier food system.