Stop the Secret Trade Deals: the Monsanto Protection Act on Steroids!
If you thought the Monsanto Protection Act was bad, the secret trade deals called the TPP and TAFTA are a global nightmare. Right now two secret trade agreements, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), also called the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), are being negotiated behind closed doors like this spring when the Monsanto Protection Act was passed.
Just as we are on the verge of winning GMO labeling in the US, these secret negotiations could eliminate the ability of countries around the world to label GMOs or impose common sense restrictions on the sale of genetically engineered seed and food in their countries if Monsanto and other biotech companies get their way. They could also make it illegal to label GMOs in the U.S., placing the decision in the hands of corporate lobbyists and Monsanto GMO stooges.
Demand an end to secret trade deals, stop the fast track of TAFTA and the TPP. Stand with Food Democracy Now! - don't let corporations pass the Global Monsanto Protection Act!
A copy of your letter of support will be delivered to President Obama, your Members of Congress and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman:
Dear President Obama, members of Congress and U.S. Trade Representative Froman,
The rules of democracy should not be rewritten behind closed doors!
I'm alarmed by the effort to Fast Track the secret trade agreements, the TPP and TAFTA, through Congress, which not only undermines Congress’ constitutional authority over trade, but will allow corporate lobbyists to erode our basic democratic rights without a proper public debate.
Please make these negotiations public and allow participation in an open and transparent manner.
I ask that you put an end to the secrecy behind these trade agreement negotiations.
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