Today, the U.S. House of Representatives is preparing to vote on the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act that would block mandatory labeling for genetically modified foods. The House Agriculture Committee passed the bill just last week.

In one fell swoop, the passage of the bill would automatically halt GMO labeling efforts in states across the country.

The bill was drafted with much help from the Grocery Manufacturers Association--an organization that represents more than 300 food companies. The organization believes that allowing each state to enforce its own GMO labeling laws would be both destructive and costly. With the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act in place, it would keep food at an affordable price point for consumers.

Opponents of the bill--largely the organic food industry along with consumer, health and environmental groups--refer to the bill as Deny Americans the Right to Know, or the DARK Act. They strongly believe that consumers have every right to know if GMOs are in the food they’re buying and consuming. Although studies regarding the safety of GMOs run the gamut, opponents point to those inferring that chemicals used on food crops could possibly be linked to cancer. Opponents also worry about increased food prices, and confusion as to how consumers will interpret GMO labels.

Although the bill is expected to pass in the House, it may not fare so well once it heads to the Senate. Still, supporters are hopeful that it will move ahead if the associated costs are pushed into 2016’s spending budget.