Yesterday, the House of Representatives proved again that politics reigns over common sense.
Although I normally do not like regulations, it just seems like we should be give the opportunity to make choices on what we eat by being given full-disclosure on what is in our foods.
It doesn’t really matter which side of the aisle you vote, this should not be partisan, it should be about the right to know. If you agree, there is a link below to the Center for Food Safety.
Read below for more information about the bill.
The House of Representatives Thursday easily passed a bill that would prohibit states, cities and counties from requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods and even overturn similar laws already in existence.
The bill, dubbed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 but called the DARK Act by critics, passed by a vote of 275-150. Voting for it were 230 Republicans and 45 Democrats, and against it 12 Republicans and 138 Democrats.
The bill, H.R. 1599, now goes to the Senate.
“I’m not going to mince words … this is a DISASTER for our movement and anyone who believes in the right to know what’s in their food,” said Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of the Center for Food Safety Action Fund.
She said the bill “would overturn state genetically engineered (GE) food labeling laws, block FDA from ever implementing mandatory GE food labeling, and allow food companies to continue to make misleading ‘natural’ claims for foods that contain GE ingredients.”
The Center for Food Safety has suggestions on how you can fight against the bill here.
If you want to grow your own non-GMO produce, there are several sites that sell Non-GMO seeds. Here are a couple: Heirloom Solutions and Amazon.com