Hear, Hear!
OCA On The Hill

On Tuesday, November 17, OCA and Citizens for GMO Labeling, representing millions of consumers, brought this message to the U.S. Senate: Consumers demand mandatory, on-package labeling of GMOs—and any compromise, including a voluntary labeling QR code scheme, is unacceptable.

We delivered our message at a briefing on Capitol Hill, attended by legislative aides representing dozens of U.S. Senators. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Connecticut State Senate President Pro Tempore Don Williams, the lead sponsor of the first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law, and Tara Cook-Littman, also from Connecticut, who led the grassroots charge to pass Connecticuts’ law addressed the packed hearing.

Blumenthal had this to say:

“Part of my role as a Senator is to stop bad things from happening. The DARK Act is one of the worst things that could happen.”

Activists and/or lawmakers from Vermont, Massachusetts and New York also addressed Senate staffers. Did their arguments win new friends in the Senate? Let’s hope so.

Read the complete wrap-up