GMO Labeling: The Shocking Draft Text of the New Dark Act

Posted on Feb 22 2016 - 4:48am by Sustainable Pulse

A US Senate committee is working on a new ‘Dark Act” legislation that would prevent states from requiring labels on genetically modified foods. Sustainable Pulse has decided to publish a copy of the new Dark Act draft.

The new Dark Act contains some shocking text including details of how the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture will become a preacher for the U.S. Biotech industry: “EDUCATION.—The Secretary, in coordination with other Federal agencies as appropriate, shall provide science-based information, including any information on the environmental, nutritional, economic, and humanitarian benefits of agricultural biotechnology, through education, outreach, and promotion to address consumer acceptance of agricultural biotechnology.”

Vermont is set to require GMO labeling this summer, which would be blocked if the new Dark Act is supported by the Senate.

Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas released the draft legislation late Friday that would create a voluntary labeling system for companies that want to use them on food packages that contain genetically modified ingredients.

Voluntary labeling actually means no labeling as food companies have been able to voluntarily label for GMOs in the U.S. for the last 15 years and have not done so.

Full Text of the Draft New Dark

The Senate panel is scheduled to vote on the bill on Thursday.

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  1. February 24, 2016 at 02:22 - Reply

    How can anyone knowing the health problems hide this from your children and public?! If you hide this, what else is being covered up? Public has lost trust and no wander why!

  2. Don Clark March 10, 2016 at 03:40 - Reply

    The tremendous amount of poison they use to grow GMO should be enough to for anyone to know it’s hazardous to people and the environment

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