Over 60 countries around the world have mandatory GMO labeling laws, if not outright GMO crop cultivation bans. But here in the USA, many of our elected Representatives are working for Monsanto instead of the People that elected them into office. CALL YOUR REP NOW AND TELL THEM NOT TO SUPPORT HR1599 – the mother of all Monsanto protection acts: 202.225.3121
Agrichemical corporations and Big Food don’t want us to know if our food has been genetically engineered because no one would want to buy the GMO food-like products once they’re educated about what GMOs are. Who would want to eat unnatural, lab-created, insecticide-producing crops that are, themselves, EPA-registered pesticides that are then coated with more insecticides before being planted, and then doused again and again with toxic herbicides as they are growing? The EPA, for example, has labeled corn as a pesticide. That’s because the corn plant is loaded with pesticides and herbicides when they’re seeds.
When bugs bite into the GMO corn or the corn plant with the Bt toxin, it ingests the insecticide, which then expands its abdomen until the unfortunate bug blows up. When you eat GMO corn, you’re eating the Bt toxin. Those same corn stalks are filled with herbicides, which kill rival plants for up to three feet from the stalk. When you eat GMO corn, you’re eating herbicides.
Numerous scientific studies link GMOs with health issues in rats, cows, hamsters, amphibians, and humans. See 10-scientific-studies-that-prove-gmos-are-toxic. Those studies are just a few of the studies showing the harmful impacts of GMOs.
Monsanto and its congressional representatives, such as Representative Mike Pompeo, are backing a bill, HR 1599, which was written by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (made up of members like Monsanto, Kellogg’s and Nestle), will keep Americans in the dark about the GMOs in our food. More properly known as the DARK Act (Deny Americans the Right-to-Know), the official name of HR 1599 is intentionally misleading and is deceptively called “The Safe & Accurate Food Labeling Act.”
This DARK Act would outlaw States’ Rights to enact mandatory GMO labeling and prohibit mandatory GMO labeling at the federal level. It would overturn GMO crop cultivation bans passed at the county level such as those in Jackson County, Oregon, and in many counties in Northern California. It would allow GMOs to be labeled “natural” and allow some GMOs to be labeled as Non-GMO. And to further deceive the American People, it would do away with the independent nonprofit Non-GMO Project Verified label in favor of a corrupted USDA non-GMO label.
HB1599 is anything but safe or accurate.
Tell Congress to Stop Doing Big Food and Monsanto’s Dirtywork: Americans Need to Know if It’s GMO. Sign the petition: http://tinyurl.com/StopTheDARKAct
Then contact your Reps directly and tell them to vote NO on HR1599 and YES on DeFazio’s HR913 bill that would require mandatory labeling of GMOs. WE NEED TO KNOW IF IT’S GMO. Find your Reps here: https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51225/getLocal.jsp