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Aug 5, 2015

Tester joins Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow to fight for GMO labeling

Senator: ‘If GMO producers are proud of their product, they should want to label it’

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(U.S. Senate) - Third-generation Montana farmer and U.S. Senator Jon Tester today joined Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow to fight for the labeling of genetically modified (GMO) foods.

During today's press conference, Tester and Paltrow, along with Paltrow's mother, actress Blythe Danner, opposed a U.S. House bill that would ban states from requiring GMO labeling.

"Every American has a right to know if the food they eat was created in a lab," Tester said. "If GMO producers - and their allies - are as proud of their product as they claim they are, they should want to label it."

"I'm not here as an expert," Paltrow said. "I'm here as a mother - an American mother - who honestly believes that I have a right to know what's in the food that I feed my family."

Tester pointed out that currently there is no federal requirement for companies using genetically engineered ingredients to disclose that information on ingredient labels. Meanwhile, 64 countries, including Russia and China, require GMO foods to be labeled.

Tester recently joined Senator Boxer to introduce a Senate bill, the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, that requires labeling of genetically engineered food.

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.

Billings

Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768

Bozeman

Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647

Butte

Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586

Helena

208 North Montana Avenue
Suite 104
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462

Kalispell

8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974

Missoula

130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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