Organic Consumers Association

Tell Congress: Don’t Sponsor an Industry-Crafted Federal GMO Labeling Bill that Would Preempt States’ Rights to Enact Mandatory GMO Labeling Laws!

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?

Tell your lawmakers you don’t want them to sponsor a federal GMO labeling bill that would preempt states’ rights to enact mandatory GMO labeling laws by substituting a weak, voluntary federal GMO labeling plan!

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), a multi-billion 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 our form 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.

Additional Information

GMA’s Draft Bill

Food Industry to Fire Preemptive GMO Strike

Food Industry Groups Say They'll Label GMOs, On Their Terms

Senators Angle for Voluntary GMO Labeling 

Five Ways the FDA Has Failed Consumers on Genetically Engineered Foods

OCA’s GMO Talking Points