If not, consumers will loose their right to know what’s in their food.
Here’s the background: in July, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1599, the so-called Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015. Opponents know it as the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act. It would block state labeling laws and laws prohibiting ‘natural’ claims on GMO foods and make it virtually impossible for the FDA to create a federal GMO labeling system. The DARK Act next goes to the Senate, where it is likely to be introduced soon.
When it is introduced, Big Ag is poised to spend $51 million to pass it. You may have seen Monsanto’s ads encouraging a ‘conversation’ about our food. The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) alone has spent $5.1 million and hired 32 lobbyists exclusively to ensure passage of the bill in the Senate.
Here are some things you can do:
- Get the facts about GMO’s. Check out these websites for more information:
- Sign up for our special mail list (by clicking here) to learn what’s happening. We’ll let you know when the Senate version of the bill is being introduced, when hearings on the legislation are scheduled, and when votes are being scheduled
- Write and call Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr. The websites listed make it easy to contact them directly. They need to hear that the majority of their constituents want to know what’s in their food.
If the right to know what’s in your food is as important to you as it is to us, this may be our only chance to turn the tide. We can win this fight, but it’s going to take every single one of us. Make your voice heard!