To: The United States House of Representatives
Say No to Monsanto's Dream Bill!
I urge you to reject Representative Mike Pompeo's "Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act" (H.R.1599), which would prohibit states from requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods, or GMOs.
This bill, which is being promoted by the Grocery Manufacturers Association, would prevent states from requiring GMO labels at any time. In fact, this bill is so anti-consumer it is commonly referred to as the "Deny Americans the Right to Know (or DARK) Act."
I urge you to reject this industry bill. We have a right to know what is in our food so that we can make informed choices about the food we eat.
Over 90% of voters support required labels for GMOs. Industry should not use Congress to undermine the public's right to know or the decisions of state legislatures that are responding to what their citizens want.
Why is this important?
Legislation was just introduced (H.R.1599) that would prohibit any state efforts to require labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs). This is Monsanto's dream bill!
The Grocery Manufacturers Association, an industry group that represents Monsanto, Nestle, Dow, and Pepsi, is pushing this bill because it would let its members continue to keep quiet about their production and use of GMOs.
We need to make sure our members of Congress hear from their actual constituents, since they're already hearing from the industry lobbyists. It's our right to know what's in our food, and corporations should not be allowed to keep us in the dark.