Industrys DARK Act introduced into Senate
Undemocratic Bill would deny Americans their right to know what they’re eating
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) introduced draft legislation intended to preempt state GMO labeling laws. A similar bill, H.R. 1599, passed last year in the House, takes away states’ rights to label and regulate GMO crops.
Friends of the Earth Food and Technology Program Director Lisa Archer offers the following statement in response:
Friends of the Earth strongly supports mandatory GMO labeling and urges the Senate to reject the DARK Act. This bill is a desperate attempt by the junk food and chemical industries to keep Americans in the dark about what we feed our families. 93 percent of Americans want GMO labeling and this effort to try and stop the consumer demand for transparency that has shaken Big Food to its core will ultimately fail. Any member of Congress that fails to see the writing on the wall and chooses to support this antiquated and undemocratic bill will find that they are on the wrong side of history.