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The DARK Act Undermines Your Right to Know

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


H.R. 4432, nicknamed the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act, would undermine your basic right to know what’s in your food.

EWG’s Mary Ellen Kustin writes:

“The reality is that the DARK Act would undo labeling laws that some states have already put on their books. But it goes further than that. The bill would actually make it harder for the FDA to require mandatory national labeling of GMOs.

Instead, Pompeo and a handful of his colleagues are in favor of the current voluntary system, which has resulted in massive consumer confusion.”

Read the full article here.

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