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DARK Act Seeks to Further Consumer Confusion

Monday, March 30, 2015

The latest iteration of the DARK Act seeks to set a national voluntary GMO labeling system, which would only further consumer confusion.

EWG’s Scott Faber: 

“Clearly this is a legislative Hail Mary designed to not only block states like Vermont from giving people the right to know what they’re eating, but make it much harder for the FDA to craft a national mandatory labeling solution.”

Read more about the DARK Act debate here.

Table Scraps

The New York Times discusses the herbicide Roundup and the recent findings that one of its main ingredients, glyphosate, “probably” causes cancer.

EWG tackles the false claim that GMO foods are cheaper and easier to produce than their traditional crop-breeding counterparts.

Tweet of the Day

Danielle Nierenberg @DaniNierenberg

Chefs battling childhood obesity in schools with fresh, delicious food? Yes, please. http://bbc.in/1G6E3Vm  @bbcnews

Herd Around the Hill

The Northeast brewery, Bardo, is looking into improving the Nats pre-game experience by building a two-acre beer garden on the Southwest waterfront

 

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