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DARK Act Update

Posted in food related, laws with tags , , , , , , on March 16, 2016 by tammyheff

Vermont’s GMO labeling law is set to take effect on July 1, 2016. You can read more about it here. ┬áNational efforts to restrict Vermont and other state’s abilities to impose such labeling requirements was up for vote in the United States Senate as the more commonly known DARK (Denying Americans the Right to Know) Act. You can read more about the DARK Act here.

Today, the Senate failed to have the votes necessary to put the bill through. This puts Vermont one step closer to its labeling law going into effect on schedule in July. This is hardly however the end of the discussion on the national level.

See NPR report for more information.