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Bernie Sanders' Public Statements on Issue: Food Processing and Sales

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent Minority Caucus Chair for Outreach
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for President
Date Title
Jan. 11, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Scott Gottlieb, FDA - Explain Shutdown's Impact on Health & Food Safety
June 8, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Scott Gottlieb, MD, Commissioner, FDA - There's No Sugar Added, Pure Honey is Pure Honey
April 26, 2018 Letter to Chairman John Hoeven, and Ranking Member Jeff Merkley - Ensure Horse Slaughter Remains Illegal
Dec. 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, the Hon. Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader, the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, and the Hon. Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations - Continue Defunding USDA Inspections, Ban Horse Meat in US
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture - Revise SNAP Rule
July 7, 2016 Sanders Fights to Protect Vermont's GMO Labeling Law
July 7, 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015
July 6, 2016 Sanders Defends Vermont's GMO Labeling Law
July 1, 2016 I'm Proud Vermont is Leading the Nation on GMO Labeling
July 1, 2016 Sanders Vows to Defend Vermont's GMO Labeling Law
July 1, 2016 I Will Do Everything I Can to Defeat This Terrible GMO Bill
June 28, 2016 Sanders To Put Hold on GMO Labeling Legislation
March 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert M. Califf - Backing Real Maple Syrup
March 9, 2016 Transcript: The Post-Univision Democratic Debate, Annotated
Jan. 12, 2016 Sanders Statement on FDA Nomine
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Michael Taylor. FDA Deputy Commissioner - New Cheese Standard That Could Harm Connecticut Dairy Farms
Dec. 4, 2015 Welch, Leahy, Sanders Challenge FDA on New FDA Cheese Standard
Oct. 9, 2015 Citing FDA Nominee's Ties to Rx Industry, Sanders to Oppose New Commissioner
April 2, 2015 Sanders Response to McDonald's Wage Increase
Jan. 20, 2015 Alexander, Murray, Burr, Sanders Introduce Legislation to Support Social and Nutrition Services for Nearly 12 Million U.S. Seniors
Jan. 16, 2015 Ranking Member Sanders Opens Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Year with Conversation about Priorities
Oct. 6, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairwoman, and Richard Shelby, Ranking Member, of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Tom Udall, Chairman, and Mike Johanns, Vice Chairman, of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee - Keep COOL
Oct. 3, 2014 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: $278,631 Farm Bill Grant -- A Third Larger Than Last Year -- Will Support VT Specialty Crops
Oct. 1, 2014 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: $594,645 Awarded Under Farm Bill To Help Promote Local Food Systems
April 16, 2014 A Victory in Vermont on Food Labels
April 16, 2014 Sanders Applauds Vermont Senate Vote on Food Labels
Dec. 19, 2013 Leahy, Sanders, Welch Welcome FDA's Pledge To Redraft Controversial FDA Food Safety Rules, Reflecting Concerns They Raised On Behalf Of Vermont Food Producers
Nov. 25, 2013 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Calling For Changes to FDA Proposed Rules
Nov. 22, 2013 Leahy, Sanders, Welch Urge Rewrite Of Food Safety Rules
Nov. 4, 2013 Addison County Independent - New Farm Bill Has Glimmer of Hope
Aug. 1, 2013 Executive Session
Aug. 1, 2013 Sanders Congratulates Fast-Food Workers Fighting to Raise Starvation Wages
May 28, 2013 Letter to Commissioner Hamburg - Public Hearings on Upcoming Rule Changes
May 23, 2013 Senate Votes on Food Labeling Amendment
May 22, 2013 Sanders: Let States Require GMO Food Labels
April 24, 2013 Boxer, DeFazio Introduce Bill to Require Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods
June 21, 2012 Senate Votes on Sanders' Food Labeling Amendment
June 19, 2012 Senate to Vote on Sanders Amendment on Genetically Engineered Food
June 14, 2012 Sanders Calls for Labeling Genetically Engineered Food
Dec. 21, 2010 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Funding for Food Banks
Aug. 7, 2009 Lancaster Farming: Senator Bernie Sanders On An Ag Warpath
June 3, 2009 Family Smoking Prevention And Tobacco Control Act - Motion To Proceed
Jan. 15, 2009 Letter to Barack Obama, Presidential Candidate of the United States - Funding for Child Programs
Dec. 23, 2008 Food And Shelter
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