Despite the fact that nine out of 10 Americans support mandatory GMO labeling, the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed H.R. 1599, otherwise known as the Deny Americans the Right to Know – or DARK Act.
And now it just passed the senate minutes ago.
The U.S. Senate today voted 65-32 to invoke cloture on the bill, which is expected to be up for a vote on final passage later this week.
Supporters, including sell outs like Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D. The puppet says the ” national labeling would avoid a costly patchwork of state labeling requirements for genetically modified food products.”
He didn’t comment on the proven damage it does to animals, people and the planet.
“I think (the Dark Act) strikes the right balance between providing information that people want about their food (really?!) and not raising costs for farmers, ranchers and consumers,” Hoeven says in a news release.
Chip Bowling, president of the National Corn Growers Association, says in a release that his group is pleased by Wednesday’s vote. (We bet their pocketbooks are)
Chuck Conner, president of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives,which represents more than 2,000 farmer cooperatives nationwide also praises Wednesday’s vote and urges quick passage. (Meanwhile small farmers who are organic are saddened and going broke)
Opponents, including the Organic Consumers Association, which says it represents 2 million American consumers (try more like 200,000,000- they’re our friends) criticize the Senate vote. They describe the compromise legislation as the DARK, or “Deny Americans the Right to Know,” Act and say state labeling laws would better protect Americans.