The federal government could soon make it illegal for states to enact mandatory GMO labeling laws, with the ‘Safe And Accurate Food Labeling Act’ (also known as the ‘DARK Act’) now facing a vote in the Senate. The bill expands federal powers in order to limit the ability of states to mandate the labeling of genetically modified ingredients in food, and was passed through the House last July.
I’ve been warning you about this secretive bill (officially titled the ‘Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act’) since its inception, which I believe could go down in history as one of the largest attacks on the food supply in recent history. After all, the only reason that Monsanto-backed lobbying groups are so excited about this bill is because it’s their last hope. They know that they’re losing the ideological battle when it comes to the public’s opposition to GMOs and Monsanto’s cancer-linked herbicides.
Quite frankly, the DARK Act is a last ditch effort by these groups to silence the opposition through use of legislative force.
What You Need to Know About the ‘DARK Act’
We’re talking about a bill that was drafted up by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), and pushed on us by all the usual suspects. All the ones who are afraid of you actually knowing what’s in your food. Because even if you don’t care about the genetic alteration of your food, you most certainly should be concerned as to whether or not it has been doused in Monsanto’s cancer-linked herbicides.
The GMO-loaded processed food industry is scared, and they know they’re losing the battle for the food supply. This new bill is yet another example of the tricks they will use to take away our ability to know what we’re putting in our mouths. I for one will take a stand against this resurrected ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ that could become law unless the Senate defeats it.
As Reuters reported when the bill was passed by the House last July:
“The House of Representatives was set to vote Thursday on a hotly debated measure that would block mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically engineered crops, including pre-empting a state law set to take effect next year in Vermont… House passage would mark a victory for food and agricultural companies that have lobbied for the bill, and a blow to opponents, which include consumer, health and environmental groups and organic food industry players.”