re: GMO labeling
H.R.4432, also known as The DARK Act (Deny Americans the Right to Know) is a bill that will stop efforts to label GMO foods. It will deny individual states the right to pass laws requiring GMO labeling and will make any previously passed state laws null and void. And the ultimate joke is the full title of the bill: H.R. 4432 – Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014.
Yes, it would make sense to have a federal regulation regarding the labeling of GMO foods. Yes, it would be a burden on the manufacturers if each state required a different label. But the truth is, this bill’s ultimate purpose has nothing to do with food safety; it has everything to do with the companies who have spent an estimated 100 million to get it passed – those who benefit from keeping the word GMO off their labels.
So which companies are lobbying for this bill? Well, you’re right if you guessed Monsanto is near the top of the list. They are number three. The first is PepsiCo, followed by the Grocery Manufacturers Association.
The second thing we can do is start boycotting the businesses that are spending millions of dollars to take away our right to know what we are eating. The following is a short list of those lobbying for the bill to pass.
Grocery Manufacturers Assn
International Dairy Foods Assn
Kraft Foods Group
American Farm Bureau
American Seed Trade Assn
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Ohio Farm Bureau
American Sugarbeet Growers Assn
Hillshire Brands Co
Intl Assn of Refrigerated Warehouses
Corn Refiners Assn
The following organizations are lobbying for labeling of GMO’s and are against passing H.R. 4432.
Center for Food Safety
Consumers Union of the U.S.
Environmental Working Group
EWG Action Fund
National Farmers Union
Natural Products Assn
To find your representatives in Congress and learn how to contact them http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
. Please ask them to vote against this bill!
To find your senators and learn how to contact them http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
. Let them know you want them to support the labeling of GMO foods.
Remember the greatest power we have is how we choose to spend our money. If we refuse to buy products from companies that use GMOs, promote GMOs, or oppose labeling of GMOs, and we buy only organic foods, they will lose.http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/the-dark-act-deny-americans-the-right-to-know-gmo-labeling/http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/factsheet/protect-your-right-to-know-stop-the-dark-act/