In a huge victory for the forces of good, the so called “DARK Act” sponsored by Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) was rejected today by the senate.
The legislation, nicknamed the “Denying Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act”, would have stopped states from requiring the labeling of genetically modified (GMO) foods as Vermont has done. The bill would have rendered the disclosure of GMOs in food much more difficult to mandate and was seen by many as an attempt to pander to the big food lobby.
Consumers overwhelmingly prefer mandatory labeling of GMOs to allow them to make better informed decisions. We at SnackSafely.com wholeheartedly agree and congratulate the senate on deferring to the will of the people.
If you’d like to learn more about the fight for the safety and transparency of our food supply, we highly recommend Robyn O’Brien’s blog. Robyn is a champion advocating for us all.
- Voters In Six Key States Overwhelmingly Favor Mandatory GMO Food Labeling – Environmental Working Group
- Huge Victory: Senate Rejects the DARK Act – EcoWatch