If you don’t take any other action this week, please take one of these.
Call your Congress member, especially if he or she is a member of the House Committee on Agriculture or the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Or, write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper, post on your Congress member’s Facebook page, or organize a rally outside your Congress member’s home office on May 26, 27 or 28.
Do something. Make noise.
Because if we don’t, Congress could take away our right to know about GMOs in our food. Forever.
We’re talking about HR 1599, “The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act,” introduced by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) Ironic. Pompeo’s bill proposes nothing if not inaccurate labeling of foods—by preventing you from ever learning which foods may contain GMOs.
Critics of the bill have dubbed it the DARK Act, aka “Deny Americans the Right-to-Know” Act. Because that’s exactly what it does.
HR 1599 now has 31 Republican and 11 Democrat co-sponsors, representing 28 states. With Vermont’s GMO labeling law set to take effect July 1, 2016, Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association are desperate to pass the DARK Act.
Our job is to stop them. But we need you.