420NURSES, GMO FOES, READY TO HIT THE BEACH LIKE NORMANDY
Temecula, CA – Well Sports Fans, it is worse than we thought. GMO apples released, GMO pot being sold in Colorado, GMO pot to be in Uruguay @$1 a gram, and now this GMO labeling bill approved by the very people it is supposed to protect us from. This could be a scene from the new hit internet series Farmed and Dangerous, playing on Hulu. Except it isn’t!!
Would your U.S. Representative or Senator support a bill, written by the pesticide and junk food manufacturers, which would strip states and the federal government of the right to pass mandatory GMO labeling laws? Even though the majority—more than 90 percent—of Americans are in favor of requiring food manufacturers to tell consumers when they use genetically modified ingredients in their food products?
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), a multi-billion dollar lobbying group representing more than 300 junk food, pesticide and drug makers, has drafted a bill asking the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to rule in favor of a federal, voluntary GMO labeling regulation—one that would not only preempt state GMO labeling laws, but would also allow the use of the word “natural” on products that contain GMOs (genetically modified organisms).
The GMA, along with its newly formed coalition of 28 industry groups—calling itself the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food—is peddling its bill around Congress, looking for sponsors.
We wonder, which Congress member, in his or her right mind, would go against the will of more than 90 percent of voters to side with industry on what has become the most critical food (and environmental) safety issue of our time?
Will it be your U.S. Representative or Senator?
Please use the link after the story to contact your lawmakers today. Let them know that you expect them to stand up for you—not for Monsanto, Coca-Cola or Eli Lily.
- See contact info at: http://www.organicconsumers.org/action.cfm