“The Monsanto-backed bill to undercut GMO labeling efforts just got worse. Faced with increased push-back at state and local levels, the pesticide/biotech corporation — and its allies in Congress — are attempting to further limit choice in the food and farming system.
“In this latest version of what critics have dubbed the “Denying American’s Right to Know” or DARK Act, industry has snuck in a provision that would limit the authority of local government to create rules on genetically engineered (GE) crops. A House vote is scheduled for Thursday.
“Worried that nearby GE crops might cross-pollinate and contaminate your fields or threaten your organic certification? Tough luck. Want to know what’s being grown nearby? Too bad. Want to protect schoolchildren from pesticides applied on GE crops nearby? Suck it up.” Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.panna.org
GR: This keeps happening because there are congressmen waiting in line with their hands out. Set low limits on campaign spending, eliminate campaign finance by private companies, and dynamite the revolving door.