GMO Labeling Hot Potato?

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The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and its band of profiteers (28 industry groups masquerading as the Coalition for Affordable Safe Food), have drafted their Bill to Kill GMO Labeling Laws.

But the bill won’t get off the ground unless the GMA can convince a couple of Congress members to sponsor it. It’s time to let every member of Congress know that consumers won’t sit by while Congress panders to the food, biotech and drug cartels, instead of standing up for our right to know.

So far, we know this about the GMA’s proposed law. It asks the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to “reaffirm” its “role as the nation’s foremost authority on the use and labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).” Which, translated, means the GMA wants the FDA to revisit its 2001 “voluntary guidance” on GMO labeling and come up with an unenforceable poor substitute for a federal mandatory labeling law.

What’s more, the GMA’s proposed bill would preempt existing and soon-to-be passed state GMO labeling laws (which, sensibly, call for mandatory, not voluntary compliance). And, it would make it officially OK to slap the word “natural” on products containing GMOs. Which are, well, unnatural.

With your help, we’ve been petitioning the FDA to ignore the GMA’s appeal for a weak, watered-down voluntary GMO labeling law.

But now we wonder, which Congress member, in his or her right mind, would go against the will of more than 90 percent of voters to side with industry on what has become the most critical food (and environmental) safety issue of our time? Let’s be sure every member of Congress knows that consumers are dead set against the GMA’s proposed federal GMO labeling “solution.” And that we’ll be watching to see which lawmakers support consumers. And which ones don’t.

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress: Don’t sponsor an industry-crafted federal GMO labeling bill that would preempt states’ rights to enact mandatory GMO labeling laws!

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