GMO Food Bill Moves Forward Amid Animosity And Confusion
The House approved a bill barring states from requiring labels on GMO-based foods. The bill is controversial, to say the least.By Matt Patston | July 24, 2015
The House of Representatives passed a bill barring states from requiring GMO labels on bioengineered foods – and the political divide is so deep it even affects the name of the bill.
The Republican-controlled House passed H.R. 1599 under the name "The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act," but some liberal consumer groups and Congress members prefer "The Denying Americans the Right to Know," or "DARK" Act.
Supporters say it will keep food costs down and make agriculture less complicated. The bill would override state legislatures that have passed laws requiring that companies using Genetically Modified Organisms — or GMOs — include that information on food labels.