Pal­trow comes to Washington in push for GMO la­bel­ing

The China Post - - LIFE GUIDE POST -

Gwyneth Pal­trow lent a touch of Hol­ly­wood glam­our Wed­nes­day to a cam­paign against leg­is­la­tion that would pre­vent the la­belling of ge­net­i­cally mod­i­fied food in the United States.

The Os­car-win­ning ac­tress and mother of two ap­peared on Capi­tol Hill along­side Demo­cratic sen­a­tors op­posed to the so-called Safe and Ac­cu­rate Food La­bel­ing Act.

Nick­named the Deny­ing Amer­i­cans the Right-to-Know Act, or DARK Act, by its op­po­nents, the bill is pend­ing Se­nate ac­tion af­ter clear­ing the Repub­li­can-con­trolled House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

“I’m not here as an ex­pert,” said Pal­trow, who runs a lifestyle blog called Goop when not star­ring in films such as “Shake­speare in Love” and “Iron Man.”

“I’m here as an Amer­i­can mother who hon­estly be­lieves that I have the right to know what’s in the food I feed my fam­ily,” she said.

“There is so much that has not yet been proven” about the safety of ge­net­i­cally mod­i­fied (GM) food, added Pal­trow’s mother, ac­tress Blythe Dan­ner, who also par­tic­i­pated in Wed­nes­day’s media event.

Pal­trow is among a num­ber of celebri­ties who have en­dorsed the Just La­bel It cam­paign that is aim­ing to de­rail the leg­is­la­tion.

The cam­paign says that 90 per­cent of Amer­i­cans sur­veyed in opin­ion polls fa­vor la­belling GM foods and that more than 200,000 peo­ple have signed its online pe­ti­tion against the DARK Act so far.

AP

Ac­tress Gwyneth Pal­trow ar­rives for a news con­fer­ence on Capi­tol Hill in Washington to speak out against the Deny­ing Amer­i­cans the Right-to-Know, DARK Act on GMO la­bel­ing, Wed­nes­day, Aug. 5.

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