While it should come as a surprise to few, Obama betrayed the position he staked out over GMOs by signing the DARK Act into law. Back in 2008, he claimed to agree with the majority of Americans who believed that they have a right to know what’s in their food. As with many things Obama said on the campaign trail, that turned out to be a lie:
“‘This law is a sham and a shame, a rushed backroom deal that discriminates against low-income, rural, minority and elderly populations. The law also represents a major assault on the democratic decision making of several states and erases their laws with a vague multi-year bureaucratic process specifically designed to provide less transparency to consumers. I don’t know what kind of legacy the president hopes to leave, but denying one-third of Americans the right to know what is in the food they feed their families isn’t one to be proud of.’ ~Andy Kimbrell, executive director at the Center for Food Safety.
While GMO food companies argue it’s too expensive to label GMO foods, it is already required in 64 countries around the world and some foods are COMPLETELY BANNED in other countries.
Once again the people in the U.S. have been defeated by big corporate interests and the GMO food companies. Now that it’s federal law, citizens can only fight back legally by changing Congress to vote against the major GMO food giants.”
Source: We Are Change