Chefs Condemn Dark Act, Anti-GMO Labeling Bill

Mar 04, 2016 12:17 PM EST | By Shilpa Chakravorty


The latest controversy is about the support extended to the most speculated bill widely called as DARK Act, by the Senate Agriculture Committee.

This act will provide that it is not be mandatory for labeling the genetically modified foods.

DARK Act, meaning "Deny Americans the Right to Know" was out in the latest form that was introduced by Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas.

If this bill is passed it will restrict the states like Connecticut, Maine and Vermont to put in action the GMO labeling laws that is already been supported by the voters.

Being passed in the Senate Agriculture Committee, the bill will be open to the full senate for voting.

The renowned American Chef and the co-founder of Food Policy Action (an organization that screens about how the important food issues are voted by the US legislators), Tom Colicchio, has filed a petition against the DARK Act.

This petition has been signed by 1000s of chef in a gesture to support the issue.

While talking about that in a statement Tom said, "It's unbelievable that members of the Senate Agriculture Committee would vote to continue the same broken system of voluntary GMO labeling that keeps consumers in the dark about what's in their food and how it's grown. Americans deserve transparent and accurate information to make their own decision about what to feed their families."

The members of the senate are put under pressure to vote in opposition to the DARK Act as all people irrespective of who they support say republican, democratic or individual are stressing the same clearly.

Claire DiMattina, executive director of Food Policy Action while talking to The Daily Meal said, "In the event that the DARK Act passes through both the Senate and Congress we would like to see President Obama veto the DARK Act, or any bill that keeps consumers in the dark about what's in their food"

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