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DARK Day in D.C.

Credit to Organic Consumers Association

From the title of the bill (Safe & Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015) to the final vote tally, consumers in the US are going to be screwed.

Dark Act Vote

Our thanks go to Rep. Jared Huffman for voting NO on this bill which should be called the UNSAFE and INACCURATE FOOD LABELING ACT OF 2015.   

As you can see, the majority of Republicans voted yes. That’s called selling consumers down the river.

Yesterday, 275 members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H.R. 1599, the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act. By voting for the DARK Act, these politicians voted against truth and transparency, against science, against the more than century-old right of states to legislate on matters relating to food safety and labeling.

They voted against the 90-percent of Americans who are in favor of mandatory labeling of GMOs. They voted against the producers of non-GMO foods.

They voted against you, the consumer.

Now that the DARK Act has been approved by the House, we’ll have to stop it in the Senate. We have to move fast—because Monsanto is desperate to pass a bill that preempts mandatory GMO labeling laws at the state and federal levels, before Vermont’s GMO labeling law takes effect next year.

H.R. 1599 was sold to Congress via multi-million dollar public relations and lobbying campaigns built on lies and deception. The bill’s sole purpose is to support an industry—Monsanto’s poison-peddling industry—that was founded on lies and deception from the get-go.

Were the Congress members who voted against you fooled by Monsanto’s slick, deceitful packaging of this so-called “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act”? Or did they simply vote with their wallets, stuffed full of biotech and junk food industry cash?

We don’t know. But we know this: We can’t let this bill get through the U.S. Senate.

To help support Organic Consumers Association, call or fax: Phone –  218-226-4164 – Fax: 218-353-7652 and help support the battle.

 

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