From Food Democracy Now!
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!