by Gayla Prewitt
You are probably familiar with the quote, “…control the food and you control the people.” I would like to take those words a step further and say, “Control the message about what we are doing to the food and you control the people even more.” With Congress set to vote soon on legislation that could forever change the way we label genetically modified food, I ask, where is the news coverage? Have you seen a single story about the, “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act,” on a mainstream television news channel?
Opponents of the bill have dubbed H.R. 1599, the DARK act, or the “Deny Americans the Right-to-know Act.” The bill, as proposed, would take away states’ rights to require labeling of GMO food and leave the system as it is currently, a voluntary labeling system. You would think an issue as fundamental as the safety and labeling of the food we eat would at least warrant a mention, if not be one of the lead stories. Is this an isolated incident? Read Full Article »