Saturday, September 28, 2013

Whose Side Are They On Anyway?

From Organic Consumer's Association:

It’s a pretty safe bet that if Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), two of the largest funders of campaigns to defeat GMO labeling, are in favor of something, that “something” won’t be good for you.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) have signaled support for FDA guidance on voluntary labeling of GMOs. A move to protect consumers? Hardly. After all, Monsanto and the GMA also want the FDA to finalize its voluntary guidance on GMO labeling. And that wouldn’t be true unless the biotech and food industries thought there was something in it for them.

What might that something be? Perhaps the path to preemption of states’ rights to label GMOs. Or the end of certified non-GMO labels. Or maybe both.

Sometimes it makes sense to contact senators outside your own state, especially when they’re advocating for a law that could hurt all consumers.

This is one of those times. Please sign our petition below, and forward it widely. Then pick up the phone and ask Senators Warren and Udall to side with you, not Monsanto and the GMA, by supporting state and federal mandatory GMO labeling laws.

TAKE ACTION: Tell Senators Warren and Udall: FDA’s Voluntary GMO Labeling is Good for Monsanto, Bad for Consumers

Call Sen. Warren (202) 224-4543 and Sen. Udall at (202) 224-5941

Senators Angle for Monsanto-Friendly FDA Voluntary GMO Labeling 'Guidance'


And this from Senator Warren who claims to want to hold Wall Street accountable. You don't do that by allowing them to police themselves. Voluntary labeling means no labeling at all and that is simply unacceptable. Sen. Mark Udall also made as statement that he doesn't believe fracking poses a threat to health. Senator Udall is from Colorado, where just recently after a 1000 year flood we see fracking wells, thousands of them, leaking toxic fracking fluid into the flood waters and causing damage to crops because of lax regulation. This is what you get when special interests and money come before doing the right thing. Just how much favor are we as consumers going to allow the Monsantos of the world to receive as they continue to poison our planet and bodies? Voluntary? NO way.

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