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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 competing bills on GMO labeling in Congress. The DARK Act, supported by biotech and food corporations, would create “voluntary” labeling nationally, preempt mandatory labeling at the state level, and prevent the FDA from requiring mandatory GMO labeling in the future. Labeling laws are already adopted in Connecticut, Maine, and Vermont, with more on the way, and the will of the people shouldn’t be preempted by federal legislation.

To oppose the DARK Act and its corporate cronies, create real transparency on GMOs nationally, and protect our right to know, Representative DeFazio (D-OR) and Senator Boxer (D-CA) reintroduced the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act (HR 913/S 511), a bill that directs the Food and Drug Administration to mandate the federal labeling of GMOs.  

We urge you to call 1-877-796-1949 and tell Congress to stand up for our food system and our right to know by opposing the DARK Act and supporting the MANDATORY labeling bill, the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act!

The so-called DARK Act (Deny Americans the Right to Know Act, HR 1599) 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. Representatives Pompeo (R-KS) and Butterfield (D-NC) worked with the GMA to draft this bill to benefit corporate interests while denying Americans’ right to know.

Call your members of Congress at 1-877-796-1949 and, using the script below, tell them to reject the agribusiness-backed DARK Act and to stand up for consumers’ right to know!

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 by Representatives Pompeo and Butterfield. Instead, I urge you to support the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act (HR 913/S 511) that would give all consumers the right to know what is in their food.”
 

Call 1-877-796-1949 to speak with your selected senators and representatives.

 
Spread the word.

Take to Facebook and Twitter and encourage others to stand up for their right to know. #StoptheDARKAct #RightToKnow #GMO



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.


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