Monsanto’s Dream Bill Returns to Block GMO Labeling Forever
Almost exactly one year ago, I wrote about a new federal bill that would shut down the ability of the states to decide separately whether or not to label products that contained genetically engineered ingredients. Opponents aptly call it the DARK Act – Denying Americans the Right to Know…
Although sponsored by Rep. Pompeo, HR 1599 is the delight of the Grocer’s Manufacturer’s Association (GMA) – which supports corporations like Monsanto, Nestlé and Dow et al. The “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014″ fizzled out last year, but the GMA worked to get it introduced in the current Congress.
Weston A. Price Foundation calls it “Monsanto’s dream bill” because “it would allow big corporations that make and use GMOs to continue to hide them from consumers, keeping Americans in the dark about what is in their food.” At the federal level….forever.