Gwyneth Paltrow joined her mother, Blythe Danner, at Capitol Hill this week to campaign against a bill allowing states to pass individual laws regarding GMO labeling on foods.
“My kids are normal American children and they eat everything everybody else eats,” said the Goop founder in her speech. “I’m a home cook and I’m a cookbook author, and I’m a proponent of organic food and healthy food when I can, but we all eat genetically modified food. It’s in the food supply. I also believe I have the right, and we as Americans all have the right to know what’s in our food,”
Despite the fact that nine out of 10 Americans support mandatory GMO labeling, the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed H.R. 1599, otherwise known as the Deny Americans the Right to Know – or DARK Act. Not only would it block all states from labeling genetically engineered foods, but it would also make it much harder for the FDA to ever mandate national labeling. If we’re going to stop this reprehensible bill from becoming law, we need to show the Senate and President Obama how serious we are about GMO labeling.
Gwyneth Paltrow also presented a petition on behalf of the Just Label It campaign.
Just Label It is a project of Organic Voices, which was formed in 2011 to educate and empower consumers by promoting the benefits of organic food and advocating for mandatory GMO labeling. Without labeling, the public cannot make informed choices about what they eat and the marketplace lacks the information needed to make decisions about innovations that meet consumer demand.
Celebrity Moms including Sara Gilbert, Jillian Michaels, Jordana Brewster, Constance Zimmer, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Sarah Michelle Gellar have released a PSA to illustrate the concerns moms everywhere have on this issue.