"Congress should be leading efforts to give consumers more information about what's in their food and how it's grown, not less. And if the federal government won't give consumers the information they want through a national GMO-labeling standard, they should at least allow states to fill the void. We should not keep American consumers in the dark."
Tom Colicchio, Chef, Author and Food Activist
Americans have a right to know when GMOs are in their food. What is the DARK Act and why is it such a big threat?
The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014 is legislation dubbed the Deny Americans the Right to Know, or DARK Act (H.R. 1599). It recently passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 275-150. The bill preempts state and local authority to label and regulate genetically engineered (GE) foods. 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.
Read more from Tom Colicchio on the DARK Act at: The DARK ACT