In a letter to the OTA, Maggie’s wrote:
While Maggie's has been a strong supporter of the OTA since our inception, we are confused and concerned by OTA's stance and support of the Stabenow-Roberts Senate Bill S.764 (aka: the Dark Act). Although purported to be a bill to require mandatory labeling on all products containing GMO ingredients, we feel this bill would actually cause serious harm to the integrity of the organic industry.
Maggie’s joins other organic heroes—Dr.Bronner’s, Nature’s Path and the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA)—in quitting the OTA.
After the DARK Act passed, OCA joined about 60 other groups that called for organic brands, retailers and others to quit the OTA.