Top 10 Reasons To Oppose The Senate DARK Act
This week, the Senate Committee on Agriculture will consider a new version of the DARK Act. The House of Representatives has already passed legislation blocking your right to know what’s in your food.
Here are the top 10 reasons to oppose the Senate version of the DARK Act:
- Americans have a right to know – Nine out of ten Americans want the right to know what’s in their food and how it’s grown – regardless of age, income or even party affiliation.
- 64 nations have GMO labeling – Two-thirds of the world’s consumers – including citizens of Russia and China – have the right to know whether their food contains GMOs.
- Voluntary labeling won’t work – Food companies have been able to make voluntary GMO and non-GMO claims since 2001, and consumers are more confused than ever. The Senate DARK Act would actually make it harder for companies like Campbell’s Soup to voluntarily disclose the presence of GMOs.
- Consumers want clear labels, not codes – Nine out of 10 consumers want GMO labels on the package, not high-tech gimmicks.
- Food labels help correct confusion — Federal rules already require many disclosures to alleviate consumer confusion, ranging from “orange juice from concentrate” to “imitation crab.”
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