The bill would give the food industry two years to get the majority of products into the industry-backed SmartLabel program before mandatory labeling rules would come into effect.
In a press release issued late Monday, Roberts said: “This legislation is a true compromise. I have worked with my colleagues from both sides of the aisle to find a balance between consumers’ right to know and ensuring an even playing field in the marketplace.”
Click HERE to read the text of the bill, which anti-GMO activists are dubbing the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act.
Gary Hirshberg, chairman of Just Label It and Stonyfield Farm said: "This latest version of the DARK Act is yet another creative way to keep consumers from getting the information they are demanding about how their food was grown and produced."