Monsanto’s DARK ACT Stopped Dead in its Tracks in Congress

Posted by on December 18, 2015 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Health with 22 Comments

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By Christina Sarich | Natural Society

HR Bill 1599, also known as the DARK ACT (Monsanto’s favorite bill that would effectively ruin the food supply and halt GMO labeling initiatives) has been stopped cold in Congress. After thousands of letters and activists railing against this dangerous legislation, no anti-GMO labeling provisions were allowed in the must-pass Omnibus spending bill.

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What’s even better? A provision requires the FDA to develop labeling guidelines before it’s sold in America. Though Bill 1599 was titled the ‘Safe and Accurate Labeling Act,’ it is nothing short of a way for Monsanto and Big Food companies to keep Americans from observing their democratic right to know if their food contained genetically modified ingredients.

This bill would have also blocked states from having their own laws which would either force GM labeling or GM bans, affecting Vermont, Connecticut and Maine, who have already passed such legislation. This is why Natural Society, along with numerous other organizations, launched separate petitions to halt the DARK act from moving forward.

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This is a huge victory!

“We are very pleased that Congress has apparently decided not to undermine Americans’ right to know about the food the purchase and feed their families,” said Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of Center for Food Safety. “Adding a rider to the budget bill that would nullify state laws requiring labeling and even forbidden federal agencies from mandating labeling would have been profoundly undemocratic and nothing short of legislative malfeasance. We will remain vigilant over the coming days and into the next legislative session to ensure our right to know is protected.”


Related Article: Indigenous Activists Win Major Court Rulings Against Monsanto in Mexico

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  1. 1257246760958813@facebook.com' Shirley Willis says:

    This picture says it ALL! They know the corn is poison, I mean look at this guy! Yet we’re suppose to just ‘eat it up’ while the ones in the ‘know’ wear hazmat suits like the corn contains the plague. Awake yet?!

    • 818087441653291@facebook.com' Sarah Mills says:

      Right, we should be able to run naked through nature like we once did in the Bible days. Not wear a hazmat suit to get to the food that we’re going to ingest into our body. You’re so right that picture says so much

  2. 10206366648338432@facebook.com' Vlatka Pervan says:

    Corn recently approved in EU.

  3. 1656827234599230@facebook.com' Marlyn Agbayani says:

    Amen

  4. 1710606752496049@facebook.com' Salvador Nonog says:

    I really agree with Shirly Willis here..
    I have wondering about ever since the first time I saw this pic…
    Why is this guy wearing bio hazzard suits??!!. Are the corns toxic or have virus in it??!!!
    Very bad presentation!!..

    • 1257246760958813@facebook.com' Shirley Willis says:

      They make the corn resistant to Roundup so they can spray the shi* out of the field..and the corn lives, full of roundup waiting for us to devour. Population control…

  5. 177979109222737@facebook.com' Monching Nonog says:

    The picture says it all, we don’t need to wonder or ask ourselves.

  6. 925912274154888@facebook.com' Zoe Cheng says:

    Song Shen Zong GMO food there… ?

  7. 880697732051916@facebook.com' Monica Thompson says:

    Yeah!!!!

  8. 10153696122492845@facebook.com' Hannah van Kampen says:

    It is going to be even harder for MOnsanto to get licenses in Europe:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/fonteine/permalink/773912076088090/

  9. 982121811850319@facebook.com' 이은심 says:

    Civil ‘s victory

  10. 10153806408337264@facebook.com' Rina Bina Strauss says:

    Yay!!:)

  11. 10205151044839334@facebook.com' Nathaniel Smith says:

    Boy who ever wrote this keeps fucking up in one area, you’re biased towards democrats. We are not a democracy! We are a Republic! Where it’s the people who hold all the power. If you’re still thinking in terms of democrats and republicans, then not only do you not understand the problem. . . . you’re part of the problem

  12. 1626975650889363@facebook.com' Armada Longboards says:

    Grow as much of your own as you can people.

  13. 10153751967515610@facebook.com' Scott Burry says:

    This is one of the biggest things to pay attention to

  14. 750855428380510@facebook.com' Chris Friend says:

    About time

  15. 10206045713960306@facebook.com' Thomas Chenhall says:

    Aha, with new diseases eventually all humans will have edited DNA for immunity.

    Of course, due to horizontal transfer of DNA, you get the immunity after your immune system has metabolically conquered the illness, and gained a slight genetic edit to hold that immunity.

  16. 1032949573432640@facebook.com' Sasha Lee says:

    Long overdue !!! Great job!!! I m very happy Monsanto is very criminal organisation responsible for food terrorism on our planet they should all be sent to Siberia in Russia, their labs dismantled and sold and money given to cancer research or pub lick school system Lin USA

  17. 10201174204273866@facebook.com' Lisa Marie says:

    About time agree with Shirley willis

  18. 1254689391223454@facebook.com' Glen Webster says:

    Finally…, a touch of sense…

  19. 806195546153362@facebook.com' Clyde Davis says:

    We have to vote all these congressman who voted for the Monsanto law out of office because these people are taking payoffs give them hundreds of thousands of dollars to vote the way they want that is a damn shame at least four poles to work for us to use congressman and then not passing laws to protect the food or getting rid of this fluoride out of the drinking water which is poison and dumbing down our kids and us that’s why I stopped drinking that water in all the Great Lakes fluoride is poison people need to look it up for themselves because this is killing our kids

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