Rep. Poliquin Breaks from Party Leadership, Stands for GMO Labeling
Bruce Poliquin voted against a measure that would block states, like Maine, from instituting their own, independent GMO food labeling rules, breaking from Republican Leadership and protecting states’ rights.
The measure would pre-empt Maine’s current state law on GMO labeling. Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:
Mainers deserve to have easy access to all the information we need to make informed decisions about the foods we buy at the grocery store,” said Congressman Poliquin. “When I was raising my son Sammy as a single dad, I always made sure I knew what was in the meals we ate before putting it on the kitchen table. The federal government shouldn’t dictate these policies—that should be left to the states.”
Poliquin went on to say:
It is gratifying to see that Congressman Poliquin has joined the rest of Maine's Congressional delegation in opposing a bad GMO labeling bill designed to keep consumers in the dark about GMO's in their food,” said Ted Quaday, Executive Director, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. “We salute him. The Congressman has made clear he supports the right of Maine citizens to determine for themselves the best way forward on GMO labeling.”
Last year, Congressman Poliquin voted against similar legislation that would prohibit states from putting in place their own GMO labeling rules.
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