When it comes to Big Food’s deceptive crusade against the labeling of genetically modified foods, it’s no wonder people have so many questions.
After sifting through thousands of questions from members of the EWG community, I sat down to answer a few of them and to set the record straight, once and for all, about GMO labeling and H.R. 1599 – or as we like to call it, the DARK Act.
I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch this video and share it with your friends.
With so much at stake in this fight, it’s more important than ever that we get the truth out about the DARK Act and its many implications.
If you’ve been following the GMO debate, there’s a good chance you’ve already heard of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 – or as activists like me call it, the DARK Act (Denying Americans the Right to Know).
As it’s now written, the DARK Act would overturn Vermont’s recently passed GMO labeling requirement and prevent other states from enacting them in the future. It would prevent the federal Food and Drug Administration from requiring companies to disclose genetically modified ingredients and would allow foods that contain GMOs to be labeled “natural.” In other words, the DARK Act would be a major attack on our right to know what’s in the food we eat and feed our children.
But here’s what’s really scary: Big Food’s allies in Congress are doing everything they can to implement their anti-labeling agenda before the end of the year – including sneaking the main components of the DARK Act into the end-of-year spending bill!
We need to make sure that doesn’t happen, Samira. Will you join me in asking your members of Congress to stand up against Big Food’s sneaky tricks and support mandatory GMO labeling today?
Mandatory GMO labeling would simply make it possible for all of us to know if GMOs are in our food, the same way labels tell us how much fat, salt and vitamin D is in our milk. After all, as Americans, we have the right to make informed decisions.
Not only do 64 other nations require labeling, but according to a survey by The Mellman Group, more than 90 percent of Americans of all parties and genders want labeling. The DARK Act goes against what the vast majority of us want. If you are with us, then I urge you to stand with me today in support of mandatory GMO labeling by contacting your members of Congress right now.