As you may have heard, the Senate voted last week to approve the Roberts-Stabenow version of the DARK Act. The next step is that it goes back to the House (since it’s very different from the version the House approved last summer) and then on to President Obama.
This bill would be more accurately termed an UNlabeling bill. It has huge loopholes, no enforcement mechanisms, and a two-year delay before anything happens – except that it immediately overrides state laws that are already in place.
This is not a “compromise” on labeling – it is effectively a ban on GMO labeling, in disguise.
We expect the House to vote this week. Given that the earlier version of the DARK Act passed by a large margin, and that the House sponsor has said he’ll support the Senate version, it will almost certainly pass the House.
The bill could be on the President’s desk before the end of this week.…