Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is taking a stance against the bill passed by the House that bans mandatory GMO labeling.
Paltrow, 42, and her mother Blythe Danner went to Capitol Hill on August 5 to campaign against the bill. She said there are still questions about whether genetically modified organisms in our food are harmful, but that we should have a right to know what we’re eating.
“Much the way I want to know if my food is farm-raised or wild, or if my orange juice is fresh or from concentrate, I also believe I have the right, and we as Americans all have the right to know what's in our food,” Paltrow told ABC News.
She was there to support Just Label It!, an organization that has been campaigning against this particular bill. The organization calls it the DARK Act, which stands for “Deny Americans the Right-to-Know.”
On July 29, Paltrow garnered support for a Just Label It! petition against the “DARK Act” on her Facebook, saying, “We just want a label! We have a right to know what is in our food like the 64 other countries who label or don't allow GMOs at all.”
Paltrow is also the co-author, with Mario Batali, of Spain...A Culinary Road Trip and other books about food. She is a proponent of organic and healthy food and told ABC News, “Much the way I want to know if my food is farm-raised, or wild, or if my orange juice is fresh or from concentrate. I also believe I have the right, and we as Americans all have the right to know what's in our food.”