July 25, 2015

House Betrays America With Passage of DARK Act

The corrupt U.S. House of Representatives did as their corporate masters commanded and passed their treasonous law that prevents states from requiring labeling of harmful genetically engineered (GMO) foods.  Once again, Washington has shown that it is the greatest threat to the American people.

Commonly called the DARK Act, the so-called Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act must be stopped in the Senate to preserve American's right to know what they are eating.

This bill is now one step closer to codifying existing failed policies that let the industry continue to use untested, unnecessary GMO ingredients without disclosure, while stripping away the power of the states to democratically pass legislation that protects the public’s right to know what is in their food.

The bill that passed includes provisions that would prevent states from labeling GMOs or enforce already passed GMO labeling provisions (like Vermont’s Act 120), and would prohibit states from having any oversight of GMO crops, for example, a county-wide ban on growing GMOs or GMO-free zones in certain organic seed-producing areas. Instead, this bill would create a voluntary federal GMO labeling standard for companies, weakening already deficient regulations.

There is nothing in this bill that would make food ‘safe’ or ‘affordable’ as promised by its title. We need a mandatory labeling regime to give individuals the opportunity to decide for themselves whether they want to eat a food that has been produced using genetic engineering.

Studies have clearly shown that since the introduction of genetically modified crops, a wide range of deadly diseases have sky-rocketed.  The facts clearly show that GMOs are bio-weapons that are being used against the human population.

Americans should contact their Senators and demand that they not pass the DARK Act, and support the "Non-GMO Project" and manufacturers who participate in the program.