Expired Action Alert: Protect the Public’s Right To Know What is in Our Food
This week the US House Agriculture Committee passed HR 1599 (aka the “D.A.R.K. Act” or “Denying Americans the Right To Know Act”).
If passed, the bill would prevent states from passing GMO labeling laws and the FDA from requiring companies to label foods made with genetically engineered ingredients.
Americans overwhelmingly support labeling foods that have been genetically modified or engineered. In a 2013 New York Times poll, 93% of respondent said that foods containing such ingredients should be identified.
The “DARK Act” would:
- Prevent states from adopting their own GE labeling laws.
- Prevents states from enforcing existing GE labeling laws.
- Prevent state and counties from regulating GE crops.
- Prevent the Food and Drug Administration from requiring companies to label GE ingredients and instead continue the existing “voluntary” failed labeling policy, which no company has used since enacted over 15 years ago.
- Would allow GE food products to be labeled as “natural”.
HR 1599 is now on a direct path to the House floor for a vote on Thursday, July 23.
Tell Congress to OPPOSE the DARK Act and SUPPORT mandatory GE food labeling! Please take action now by contacting your Representative and asking them to vote NO on HR 1599.
Call your legislator’s office via the Capitol Hill Switchboard: 202-224-3121
(Don’t know your Representative? Find them here.)
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