WASHINGTON -- Today Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) introduced draft legislation intended to preempt state GMO labeling laws.
Colin O’Neil, agriculture policy director for EWG, said:
It’s outrageous that some lawmakers in the Senate continue to ignore the wishes of nine out of 10 Americans.
The version of the DARK Act that has been introduced by Chairman Roberts would rob Americans of their right to know what’s in their food and how it's grown. We continue to hope that thoughtful food companies like Campbell's will work with consumer groups to craft a non-judgmental GMO disclosure to put on the back of food packaging. Americans should have the same right as citizens of 64 other countries to know what’s in their food and how it’s grown.