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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Please Help Me Fight The Monsanto Profit Protection Act

I don't usually get political, especially here, but something is going on in congress that has me pretty riled up.  I don't know about you, but I really, really want to see our food labeled whether or not it's GMO.  Some folks don't believe that genetically engineered foods are harmful and I can't say for a fact that they are; I just don't think they've been around long enough for us to know  the long term effects and I would like to be able to choose not to eat them because I quite frankly don't want to take the risk.  I don't want to ban them altogether; I just want to be able to make an informed choice.

Yesterday, Monsanto’s favorite congressman, Mike Pompeo of Kansas, introduced H.R. 1599 a.k.a. the DARK Act, a bill that would outlaw any federal or state law to require labels on genetically engineered food. Even states that have already passed labeling laws would be prohibited from enforcing them.

With Republicans in control of both houses of Congress and anti-labeling lobbying expenditures at an all-time high, the threat to the GMO labeling movement has never been more serious.

We need phones on Capitol Hill to be ringing off the hook with the message that Americans OPPOSE the DARK Act (H.R. 1599) and SUPPORT the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act (H.R. 913).

HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO: Grab your phone right now and dial 1-877-796-1949. You’ll hear more information about the DARK Act, and then you’ll be automatically connected to your Representative’s office.

This bill may as well be called the Monsanto Profit Protection Act, because it was written for one reason: To protect the corporate profits of big pesticide and junk food companies at the expense of our right to know what’s in our food.

If H.R. 1599 is passed, it could set the GMO labeling movement back decades. There has never been a more important time to stand up to Monsanto and their allies with a call your representative right now:

Dial 1-877-796-1949 right now and you’ll be automatically connected with your Representative in Washington.

Please spread this information to as many people as you think will participate.  

And pray.
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