TAKE ACTION: Tell Your Representative: Don’t Support Big Food’s Bill to Kill GMO Labeling Laws!
Monsanto and the junk food industry have finally found a few Congress members (whose campaigns have been funded by Big Ag and Big Food), to introduce their bill designed to trump states’ rights to pass GMO labeling laws and deny consumers the right to know if their food contains GMOs (genetically modified organisms).
TAKE ACTION: Tell Your Representative: Don’t Support H.R. 4432, Big Food’s Bill to Kill GMO Labeling Laws!
Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) introduced H.R. 4432 on Wednesday (April 9, 2014). Pompeo and the bill’s other co-sponsors are calling it the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act.”
But there’s nothing safe or accurate about it.
H.R. 4432 would modify the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act to establish a voluntary federal labeling standard for genetically engineered foods. It would specifically prohibit Congress or individual states from requiring mandatory labeling of GMO foods or ingredients.
It would also allow food manufacturers to use the word “natural” on products that contain GMOs.
H.R. 4432 is just one more example of industry lobbyists hijacking the political system to write laws that protect corporate profits at the expense of public health.
Your representatives need to hear from you that this bill is an attack on consumer rights and states’ rights, and that you expect your elected officials to protect you, not corporate and shareholder profits. Please contact them today.