April 10, 2016

General Mills To Disclose GMOs

FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016 WASHINGTON – Reacting to the news that General Mills plans to disclose the presence of GMOs in its products, Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president of government affairs, said today: EWG applauds General Mills for disclosing the presence of GMOs on its products. Nine out of ten Americans want the right to know whether their food contains GMOs – just like consumers in 64 other nations. Like General Mills, we hope Congress will craft a national GMO labeling solution and welcome the opportunity to work with industry to find a solution that works for consumers and […]
March 16, 2016

DARK Act Blocks Consumers’ Right To Know

WASHINGTON– Today, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kans.) filed the latest version of a bill known by opponents as the
March 7, 2016

10 Reasons To Oppose The Senate DARK Act

This week, the Senate Committee on Agriculture will consider a new version of the DARK Act. The House of Representatives has already passed legislation blocking your right to know what’s in your food. Here are the top 10 reasons to oppose the Senate version of the DARK Act: Americans have a right to know – Nine out of ten Americans want the right to know what’s in their food and how it’s grown – regardless of age, income or even party affiliation. 64 nations have GMO labeling – Two-thirds of the world’s consumers – including citizens of Russia and China […]
January 2, 2016

GMO Salmon Approval Backlash

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration’s decision to approve genetically modified salmon will still leave consumers in the dark about what’s in their food, underscoring the need for a mandatory, national GMO labeling requirement, The Environmental Working Group (EWG) said today. “Foods with genetically modified ingredients line the shelves of our supermarket aisles, and today the federal government gave the green light to the first GMO salmon,” said Colin O’Neil, EWG’s director of agriculture policy. “Yet we will still have no way of knowing whether what we’re eating has been genetically modified.” The salmon is the first GMO animal […]
August 4, 2015

Food Companies Defeat GMO Labeling

WASHINGTON Tuesday August 4th, 2015- Federal lobby disclosure forms from big food and biotechnology companies, and their trade groups opposed to mandatory GMO labeling reveal a surge in lobbying expenditures during the first half of 2015, according to a new analysis by EWG. A major reason for the explosion in lobbying money is the food industry’s support for the Deny Americans the Right to Know – or DARK – Act (H.R.1599), which the House passed last month by a vote of 275-150. The legislation blocks state GMO labeling laws, blocks state laws prohibiting “natural” claims on GMO foods, and makes it […]