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TAKE ACTION BY JULY 17: Tell the USDA What Real GMO Labels Look Like!

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Last summer, food companies began labeling foods  “produced with genetic engineering” to comply with Vermont’s mandatory GMO labeling law, which took effect July 1, 2016.

But this landmark victory for consumers was short-lived. On July 14, Congress passed the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act, and Obama signed the law on July 29. The DARK Act blocked states like Vermont from requiring clear, on-package labels on GMO foods, and replaced state laws with a meaningless loophole-riddled federal law.

The DARK Act directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to come up with a federal “bioengineered food disclosure” scheme. Trump Administration is beginning to write the regulations which will define that scheme, and is seeking public comments on those regulations until July 17. 

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