The food companies and their political proxies are relentless.
They’ll stop at nothing to make sure you don’t know what’s in your food. Now, they’re back with a new version of a federal bill that would essentially kill efforts to label genetically modified foods forever. The Senate bill, introduced this week by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), will be considered by Senate Agriculture Committee members on Thursday. Supporters will likely try to pass the bill before July 1, when a Vermont law requiring all products sold in the state to label foods containing GMOs will go into effect.
A version of the bill—cleverly titled “The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act” (but nicknamed “Denying Americans the Right to Know,” or DARK Act)—passed the House last year, and getting through the Senate would bring it closer to becoming the law of the land.
So what does this legislation mean for you? Lots. The DARK Act:
Roberts may have an uphill battle getting the votes to pass the DARK Act, but let’s not take anything for granted: Contact your Senator today and let them know what you think about the food industry’s efforts to keep us in the dark about GMOs.
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