Thursday, May 21, 2015
GMO labeling hits Congress
Our right to know what we're eating hit the halls of Congress yesterday with full force.
Executives from some of our nation’s major brands -- including Stonyfield, Patagonia, Ben & Jerry's, and Chipotle -- stood in front of the US Capitol to pressure Congress to stop the "DARK Act" and demand lawmakers pass commonsense GMO labeling legislation.
While Monsanto and major junk food manufacturers are lobbying Congress to keep us in the dark on GMOs, innovative and smart food leaders are stepping up to call for commonsense GMO labeling legislation.
On the heels of our huge event yesterday, we now need your help to keep up the momentum on lawmakers to reject the DARK Act before it’s too late.
Click here to sign our petition demanding Congress reject any attempts to block GMO labeling and stop the DARK Act in its tracks.
Our GMO labeling coalition also released the results of a recent national survey that found an overwhelming supermajority of Americans -- 88% in fact -- believe GMO foods should be labeled.
What’s more, the results showed that GMO labeling crosses party lines. Democrats, Republicans, and independents all agree that labeling genetically modified foods is important to them.
Now it’s time to convince members of Congress that a vast majority of their constituents want GMO labeling legislation. Click the link below to sign our petition:
Thanks for all you do.
Food Policy Action
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