Senate set to vote on DARK Act TODAY, bill would criminalize any and all claims that say non-GMO food is safer

UPDATE (H/T Jody):

Senate Defeats DARK Act in Major Win for Consumers

from Black Listed News

A piece of legislation that would prohibit states from enacting GMO-labeling laws, as well as make it difficult for companies wishing to voluntarily label GMOs, is expected to hit the Senate floor for a vote today. The Senate vote has been dreaded by the Right to Know movement ever since it passed the House of Representatives 275–150 in mid-July.

Authored by Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), the bill has been labeled the “Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act” by healthy food advocates because it eliminates a person’s right to know exactly what is in their food.

The newly “introduced legislation [is] intended to preempt state GMO labeling laws – and it’s expected to come to a floor vote TOMORROW,” said the Environmental Working Group in an action alert email sent on March 15, 2015.

The clock is ticking

“This is our LAST CHANCE to stand up for GMO labeling and keep Big Food and Monsanto’s allies in Congress from robbing us of our right to know,” warned EWG in the email. “Americans should have the same right as citizens of 64 other countries to know whether or not their food contains genetically engineered ingredients.”

You can take action now by sending a message to the Senate and voicing your support for GMO-labeling here.

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