DARK Act faces opposition of 95 state lawmakers; will they be enough?

The call to label GMO foods is not just a passing fashion; over the last several years more than 30 U.S. states have introduced over 70 GMO-labeling bills by state lawmakers who actually listen to their constituents.

Despite their claims that they have nothing to hide, Monsanto and its counterparts strongly intend to block state efforts to maintain our right to know what is in our food. The SAFE Act (Safe and Accurate Food Labeling, H.R. 1599), often lovingly referred to as the “Deny Americans the Right to Know,” or DARK, Act passed the House on July 23, 2015. In early October though, 95 state lawmakers issued a letter to Congress, urging them to reject H.R. 1599.

H.R. 1599 would undermine states’ rights to pass food-labeling laws, and it would undermine the efforts of thousands of people trying to promote transparency in the food production industry. Unconstitutional is a term that rather accurately describes this act, don’t you think?



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