DARK Act To Be Voted On In The House Next Week!!
It’s scramble time again!!
“The Safe And Affordable Food Act” is also called the “Monsanto Protection Act of All Times” or the “Deny Americans The Right To Know” (DARK) Act. Whatever you want to call it, it’s moved out of the Ag House Committee and will be voted on next week on the House floor.
We have to do our best to get as many NO votes as we can.
Call 1-877-796-1949 to be connected directly with your representative!
What does DARK do?
1- Takes away States’ right by pre-empting any state GMO labeling laws
2- Allows for GMOs to be labeled as natural
3- Basically prohibits the FDA from doing its testing and labeling job and puts in place a voluntary labeling scheme that folks will have to pay for. NonGMO Project would be outlawed in favor of this USDA program. Will they test?
4- Takes away States’ rights to control their agricultural practices and seeds. This would pre-empt any local moratoriums and bans on growing GMOs
5- Does not require labeling, only allows for voluntary labeling which has been in place since 2001 with NO ONE ever labeling.
If this goes to the Senate…the good news is that there is no concurrent bill there so far. We have got to make sure we have a ton of NO votes to make a statement to the Senate that we want this bill to die NOW.
Will you be part of a team to visit your rep? If so, please contact Pamm Larry by replying to this email and I’ll see how many folks we can gather.
If you cannot visit, please make multiple calls. Make it easy and call 1-877-796-1949 to be connected directly with your rep..
Please add your voice! We need all of us to make calls and/or visit our reps to make sure that they hear us loudly and clearly. We’ve done a great job and have had many victories. Let’s not let Monsanto, Syngenta and the Grocery Manufacturers bypass the will of 90% of the population. Vote NO on HR 1509, YES on the DeFazio bill HR 913. We want real labeling, not a greenwashing program.
Thanks and see you on the streets!
Anything you can do to spread the word, is great!!