Stop Monsanto’s secret plan to Kill GMO Labeling!
Breaking: The Monsanto Protection Act is Back and WORSE than ever! Once again Monsanto and giant food companies are scheming behind the scenes to pass a bill in Congress that would kill mandatory GMO labeling efforts and replace it with a gutted version that will preempt states' rights and give the illusion of oversight. This week the House of Representatives is expected to vote on an Orwellian bill, the so-called “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act” (H.R. 1599) that would make it illegal for states to pass common sense GMO labeling and now also prohibit states or counties from banning or regulating GMOs in any way.
The vote is scheduled to take place this Thursday and we need all hands on deck to stop the Ultimate Monsanto Protection Act and convince members of Congress not to violate states' rights in an effort to kill GMO labeling. This plan is so devious that it radically speeds up the approval process for new GMO crops; limits the FDA's and USDA’s ability to conduct premarket safety reviews; declares GMO foods “safe” and allows GMOs to be labeled "natural"!
This is a blatant power grab to deny Americans their basic right to mandatory GMO labeling and protect flawed GMO products - and we can’t allow them to get away with it. We need your help today. Every voice counts!
Your member of Congress, the FDA and President Obama will receive a copy of your letter. Please join us today!
Dear Members of Congress,
As your constituent and a supporter of Food Democracy Now!, I am writing because I support mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food and I urge you to vote NO on H.R. 1599, new legislation that would not only undermine states' rights to pass GMO labeling laws, but would also preempt local elected officials in states, counties and cities from passing reasonable regulations regarding genetically engineered crops. This is outrageous attempt at corporate protection, putting Monsanto's profits over the rights of American citizens.
Public opinion polls regularly show that more than 90% of Americans support GMO labeling and it's time that the U.S. join the rest of the civilized world when it comes to transparency in our food supply. For the past 20 years the U.S. government has continued to deny any risk from genetic engineering, despite increasing scientific evidence that this flawed technology is potentially harmful to human health and the environment.
Already, 64 other countries around the world inform their citizens if their food has been genetically engineered in a laboratory with simple labels, and it's time that we share that basic right.
Thank you for your consideration.
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