House Agriculture Committee took some strange decision recently. The new bill will make GMO labeling optional for the corporation. So there is no way to find out what kind of crops are landing up in your plates. GMO labeling laws would be voluntary at the national level now. Activists have nicknamed this bill as DARK Act (Deny Americans the Right to Know Act). The law is aimed at creating a federal standard for voluntary GMO labeling code. Representative Mike Pompeo, a republican from Kansas moved the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act 2015 in March. The amendments to the bill were suggested in markup session.
A popular survey predicts that 92 percent citizens want compulsory GMO labeling laws in the United States. There is no reason for congress to approve the rule of optional labeling for corporations. Many activists have maintained that consumers deserve to know what’s actually there in food. EWG Senior policy analyst Marry Ellen Kustin said that this bill is not serving the purpose it was designed for. The law is violating the fundamental right of state to control food labeling, the press statement said. The bill is going to override all local and state laws, making them useless after the president signs bill. Many food companies can use labels like natural or organic without even thinking about what they selling.
The side effects of genetically modified food are unknown so we don’t even know how human health can be risked with this kind of food. Many experts have shown that some herbicides can cause Parkinson’s disease.