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House passes anti-GMO labeling law

It seems the House of Representatives isn’t too concerned with the rights of American citizens knowing what’s in their foods. Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill preventing the requirement of food labels for those coming from “genetically engineered crops”. The bill is titled the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, but has been referred to by opponents as the “Deny Americans the Right to Know” aka the DARK Act. The opposition from “consumer, health and environmental groups and organic food industry” stems not so much from whether GMO’s are safe, but whether Americans should have the right to know what foods are made with GMO’s. Presently “64 other countries require labeling of GMO foods”, and as Democratic Representative John Conyers Jr. explains, "It (the bill) makes it impossible for people to know what they are purchasing and eating. It is an attack on transparency…” The bill will now go to the Senate, where opponents hope it fails, but supporters believe “they are finding growing support.”

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