The actual name of the bill is more nefarious IMHO: the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015.
Can someone tell me how labeling is "Safe and Accurate" when GMO ingredients in our food are not permitted to be labeled? And any group (Hello Non-GMO Project) labelling foods found to be free of GMO ingredients is not allowed? Poof!
I was steamed about the bill passing! Earlier in that day I made a special trip to let my Congressman's representative in the field know I was dead set against it. It was a matter of freedom, health and State's Rights. When I saw it had passed and my congressman had voted for it... Well, let's just say bought and paid for by big business.
If you think the system is rigged, you might want to check this non-partisan effort I've signed on to called MayDay.us.Not only would the DARK Act block all states from labeling genetically engineered foods, but it would also make it much harder for the FDA to ever mandate national labeling. See what I mean! If we’re going to stop this reprehensible bill from becoming law, we need to show the Senate and President Obama how serious we are about GMO labeling.
If you want to see how things are shaping up in your state to require GMO's be labeled, check this link. *
Please take a minute to sign the petition now and help get to 500,000 signatures against the DARK Act – before it’s too late.
Want to test your knowledge about GMO foods? *
* Links are a year or two old, but still reflect what is happening with GMO's and the effort to label them.