Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo to reintroduce anti-consumer, anti-choice, anti-labeling, pro-GMO law
Written by Lauren McCauley, staff writer for CommonDreams, published March 25, 2015.
The battle over genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, reached the U.S. capital on Wednesday when news broke that Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo will reintroduce a bill that blocks states from requiring GMO labeling.
The legislation, dubbed by critics the Deny Americans the Right-to-Know or DARK Act, grants the Secretary of Health and Human Services sole authority to mandate GMO labeling and sets forth particular standards for any label that contains claims that GMOs were or were not used in the production of the food— hampering any attempts by the Food and Drug Administration to pass legislation on the federal level. Continue reading