90% of Americans want GMO Labeling and we have been heard!! The Senate has voted against the DARK Act! Consideration of the DARK Act has been postponed until there is a fair proposal to consider, so make sure to continue letting your Senators know that we want GMO Labeling. Click the link to learn more about this victory!
The DARK Act
What you need to know…
Deny Americans the Right-To-Know Act – “In 2014, Vermont became the first state to require mandatory GMO labeling. Connecticut and Maine have also passed GMO labeling laws that will go into effect once neighboring states pass similar laws.”
“In response to these state efforts, Representatives Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) and G. K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) introduced federal legislation developed by Big food companies that we in the consumer rights community have dubbed the “Deny Americans the Right-to-Know” Act (DARK Act). This anti-GMO labeling bill is still in the House of Representatives and similar legislation has just been introduced by Senator Roberts which could pass the Senate any day.” (*Source: www.justlabelit.org)
This is a monumental step against mandatory food labeling in the United States. Bakery On Main feels very strongly about the fact that people should know what’s in their food which is why we stand by mandatory GMO labeling on food sold in the United States. We have always prided ourselves on our transparency as a food manufacturer and have always used high quality, premium ingredients to make great tasting Non-GMO Project Verified products.
Our founder and President Michael Smulders feels so strongly about this that he spoke at the GMO Labeling Hearing in Hartford, CT on Thursday March 3rd to show our support of GMO Labeling and our support of CT removing the trigger on the State GMO Labeling law so that it can take effect without the influence from surrounding states.
Here are some Fast Facts about the Dark Act: Fact Sheet
Learn more at http://www.JustLabelIt.org
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Bakery On Main is proud to be a Non-GMO Project Verified company. We believe that we can help to clean up the food supply by providing unique, great tasting, and clean products that can be trusted and make people happy because they are gluten free, NON-GOM Project verified, and Natural. Being NON-GMO Project Verified means following the standards of and being monitored by a third party company to ensure that every ingredient we use meets the criteria to be considered NON-GMO. This is something that we strongly believe in and want to make sure you understand why using only NON-GMO Project Verified ingredients is so important.
We also believe in GMO labeling and making people aware of what they choose to put into their bodies. We have helped to lead this effort by having employees with our company that were on the forefront of the GMO Labeling issue.
What is a GMO?
When something is referred to as a GMO that means it is a genetically modified organism. This results from altering the genes of a species. Whether it is taking the genes of one species and inserting it into another one to introduce a new trait or characteristic or by removing a gene in an attempt to eliminate a specific trait or characteristic, this means that the organism has been genetically modified and must now be referred to as a GMO. What this means for you and your family is that many of the foods you buy or the ingredients used in them were not naturally grown but created so that the crops can yield a higher, more efficient product.
Many of the modifications made in various crops include making them able to withstand certain herbicides such as Roundup (also known as Roundup Ready crops) and some crops being designed to be able to produce their own pesticide or insecticide. As a result of the use of the weed killer Roundup, these Roundup Ready crops have shown residues of a synthetic compound called Glyphosate that CANNOT be washed off as the compound has become actively integrated directly into the each cell of the plant!
For more information on GMO’s and a list of the crops where GMO’s are most commonly found, read our blog HERE