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GMO Inside - If corporations won't label GMOs, then we the people will.
Dear Green American,


The vast majority of Americans want genetically engineered foods (GMOs) labeled. Monsanto and its allies want to make sure that never happens.

That’s why there are two upcoming competing bills on GMO labeling in Congress. The DARK Act, supported by biotech and food corporations, would create “voluntary” labeling, prevent any mandatory labeling at the state level, and impede our right to know what is in our food. To oppose the DARK Act and its corporate cronies, create real transparency on GMOs nationally, and protect our right to know, a mandatory labeling bill will be reintroduced by Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA).

We urge you to pick up the phone and tell Congress to stand up for our food system and our right to know by supporting the MANDATORY labeling bill!

The so-called DARK Act (Deny Americans the Right to Know Act, HR 4432) is backed by Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), which represents hundreds of junk food brands. The GMA and its member companies have spent over $100 million to defeat state labeling. These companies are helping draft this bill for their financial interests while ignoring Americans’ right to know what is in their food.

Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) will reintroduce the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, a much more meaningful bill that directs the Food and Drug Administration to mandate the Federal labeling of GMOs.  

Tell Congress to reject the DARK Act and stand up for consumers’ right to know!

Tell your members of Congress that you do NOT support the agribusiness-backed DARK Act and that you and other concerned consumers want mandatory federal labeling.

It is clear that this issue is of major (and growing) concern to consumers shown by the 70 GMO labeling bills and ballet initiatives introduced since 2012. Our food system has been taken over by Big Ag, and people want this to change. Labeling laws were passed in Connecticut, Maine, and Vermont and the will of the people shouldn’t be preempted by federal legislation.

Call your members of Congress now. A phone call is powerful.

Prepare your statement using the sample script below. Feel free to add any additional concerns or questions:

“Hi, my name is [NAME]. I strongly want to know what is in the food I buy and feed my family. That is why I support the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. Unfortunately, some Members of Congress want to keep me in the dark by preempting state labeling laws and preventing the FDA from ever requiring labeling. That is why I urge you to oppose the “DARK Act,” an industry-backed bill to block GMO labeling introduced last year by Representatives Mike Pompeo and G.K. Butterfield. Instead, I urge you to support mandatory labeling legislation introduced by Representative Peter DeFazio and Senator Barbara Boxer that would give all consumers the right to know what is in their food.”
 

Call your selected senators and representatives.

 
Spread the word.

Take to Facebook and Twitter and encourage others to participate in the National Week of Action for GMO labeling. #StoptheDARKAct #RightToKnow #GMO

Watch and share our video of Representative Pompeo not wanting us to know if our food has GMOs.



In cooperation,



 

Nicole McCann
Food Campaigns Director
Green America



P.S. GMO Inside is a campaign of the nonprofit Green America. Your donation powers our work for a healthy, non-GMO food supply.  Thank you for your support.



In cooperation,

Nicole McCann
Food Campaigns Director


GMO Inside is a coalition of businesses, organizations and individuals that support a healthy, GMO-free food system. The GMO Inside campaign is led by Green America. To learn more about our work, visit our website or sign up for Green America's green living email newsletter.