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Engel Scores 100% on National Food Policy Scorecard

Engel Scores 100% on National Food Policy Scorecard

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, received a 100% score on Food Policy Action’s National Food Policy Scorecard. The Scorecard covers votes and proposed legislation in the House and Senate on issues of domestic and international hunger, food access, farm subsidies, animal welfare, nutrition, local and regional food production, food labeling, food waste, organic farming, and the effects of food production on the environment.

“It’s sometimes easy to overlook just how interrelated our food policies are with so many other areas of vital interest. Sustainability, animal welfare, the economy, public health—each of these things are directly affected by the work we do to protect our food products and ensure they are easily accessible to people and markets all over the world,” Congressman Engel said. “I am pleased to receive my 100% score on the National Food Policy Scorecard because it demonstrates my commitment to supporting food policies that promote a sustainable future and transparency in GMO labeling. I will continue to make these important issues a priority on the Energy and Commerce Committee.”

The Scorecard included Congressman Engel’s vote against H.R. 1599, an anti-GMO labeling bill known commonly as the “Deny Americans the Right-to-Know” Act (DARK Act), which would have effectively blocked the federal government from a implementing a mandatory GMO labeling system.