The Senate just killed Sen. Pat Roberts’ (R-Kan.) bill, otherwise known as the DARK Act, which would have denied Americans their God given right to know exactly what’s in their food. The bill would have prevented states from labeling GMO foods, even stopping current states who already began the process. According to Ecowatch, common sense prevailed among the Senate.
Many Senators properly noted that this bill fails to solve the problem it claims to fix. Instead, by blocking state laws from going into effect and replacing them with voluntary measures and impractical alternatives to labeling, it would have ensured that big food processing companies and the biotechnology industry continue to profit by misleading consumers.
— Food Policy Action (@FPAction) March 16, 2016