Daily Archives: July 22, 2015

Urgent: Speak Out Today To Stop The New DARK Act (Which Kills GMO Labeling)

Congress votes tomorrow on a newer sneakier version of the Monsanto Dark Act. Please take a moment to sign or call or send a letter to Congress.

Visit GMO Free USA to learn more about GMOs and why we need to label them.

Friends of the Earth offers a phone number and a sample script for your phone call to Congress.

Food Democracy’s Take Action page here will send letters to the President and your Congressfolks for you.

From Food Democracy Now‘s email: “Breaking: The Monsanto Protection Act is Back and WORSE than ever! Once again Monsanto and giant food companies are scheming behind the scenes to pass a bill in Congress that would kill mandatory GMO labeling efforts and replace it with a gutted version that will preempt states’ rights and give the illusion of oversight.

This week the House of Representatives is expected to vote on an Orwellian bill, the so-called “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act” (H.R. 1599) that would make it illegal for states to pass common sense GMO labeling and now also prohibit states or counties from banning or regulating GMOs in any way.

The vote is scheduled to take place this Thursday and we need all hands on deck to stop the Ultimate Monsanto Protection Act and convince members of Congress not to violate states’ rights in an effort to kill GMO labeling. This plan is so devious that it radically speeds up the approval process for new GMO crops; limits the FDA’s and USDA’s ability to conduct premarket safety reviews; declares GMO foods “safe” and allows GMOs to be labeled “natural”!

This is a blatant power grab to deny Americans their basic right to mandatory GMO labeling and protect flawed GMO products – and we can’t allow them to get away with it. We need your help today. Every voice counts!”

Please drop in at Food Democracy Now to send a letter.

Or drop in to send letters to House and Senate legislators at Alliance for Natural Health’s Take Action page.

From ANH-USA‘s website: ” Companies are trying to put what amounts to little more than rogue science experiments on our tables: no long-term safety studies have shown that GMOs are safe, yet there is a tremendous amount of evidence that GMOs are extremely dangerous. Such companies should be the ones alerting the public of their food’s contents. Under the DARK Act, Americans would need to play a guessing game about what’s in their food.

Unfortunately—but unsurprisingly—the mainstream media also seem to be compliant with biotech’s goals. When Chipotle announced they were going GMO-free, mainstream media outlets like Time magazine, NPR, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune skewered the company for its decision. Rather than critically presenting ALL of the evidence of the GMO debate, many news outlets chose to present the issue as if the science were completely settled and GMOs are safe. It is noteworthy that these same media outlets depend on industry advertising for their survival.

Incidentally, we’ve seen similar trends in the coverage of the vaccine issue: non-scientists in the media attempting to convince the public that the science on an issue is settled when the reverse is actually true, and anyone who disagrees is an unhinged conspiracy theorist. (Note: you can visit our GMO Fact Check page to see biotech’s pro-GMO arguments debunked point-by-point.)”

Also visit FoodMythBusters.org, a coalition of various food groups working together to reveal the true facts about food we all need.

FoodMythbusters suggests, tweet your views:

If you’re on twitter, spread the word:

URGENT ACTION: Help #StopTheDARKAct and help protect our right to know what’s in our food. More info here: http://bit.ly/1fRehvx
Stand up for food transparency! We have a right to know what’s in our food: Tell your Rep to vote No on HR 1599: http://bit.ly/DarkAct