Don't Let the Government Keep Us in the DARK

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Don't Let the Government Keep Us in the DARK—Take the pledge to demand support for mandatory GMO labeling and tell your Senators to the new bill introduced by Senator Pat Roberts.

The U.S. needs a national labeling law for genetically modified foods. While it won't undo years of damage from genetically modifies organisms, it will give us the right to know what's in our food and give states the power to facilitate consumer choice.

For years we have been kept in the dark about our food system and misled by bogus marketing claims from big food's Grocery Manufacturing Association. And while the government's role in regulating genetically modified foods has been kept aloof by "powerful industries with bottomless pockets," human and environmental health has suffered.

Now we are faced with a legislation developed by some food companies in response to states' efforts to label GMOs. Dubbed Denying Americans the Right to Know or the DARK Act, this bill has passed through the House of Representatives and will soon be introduced in the Senate. 

The DARK Act supports the likes of companies, such as Monsanto, within the biotech and junk food industry over consumer's rights and would undercut meaningful efforts to label GMOs. If passed, the bill would:

  • Void state legislation requiring GMO food labels.
  • End the FDA’s efforts to produce a national GMO labeling system.
  • Create a GMO “safety” review system based on industry science.
  • Allow GMO ingredients in so-called “natural” food products.

The Senate has two choices: to side with states who are helping to facilitate consumer choice or sell out to "multi-million dollar public relations and lobbying campaigns built on lies and deception." 

We need to take immediate action and urge Congress to oppose the DARK Act. Contact your Senators, Representatives and Congressmen and women and take back your right to know!

Be part of the growing movement, backed by science and motivated by human and environmental health that's up against "powerful industries with bottomless pockets" and stand with NoC as we continue the fight for federally mandated GMO labeling.

Please sign the pledge to demand support for mandatory GMO labeling and find your Senator's contact information to tell them to oppose the DARK Act.


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  • maria soares
  • Suzan Syrett
  • doug krause
  • Good food over FDA fraud!
  • Let us eat healthy food!
  • Thank you Sen. Boxer for standing with your constituents. Please stay strong in rejecting this Stabenow/Roberts DarkAct and let your colleagues know that this is a very bad bill.


    Sen. Feinstein. I was shocked to find out you voted to push this Stabenow/Roberts DarkAct forward. I thought you were with your constituents :( 90+% of us want real on package gmo labels. There is NO reason not to have labels except the monsanto cartel are afraid people won’t eat their gmo foods. That is how the free market works and should work.


    This is one of the top 3 or 4 issues that I am concerned about for my kids and grandkids futures and believe me I will remember your vote good or bad and will make sure everyone I know knows.


    Please do not kill our right to know what is in our food. A QR code or anything that requires a smart phone is discriminatory. I do not own a smart phone and even if I did I get most of my groceries delivered and can’t look things up before I buy them.


    GMOs and some conventional foods make me very ill to the point I can’t leave my home. It might be the pesticides or it might be something in the gmos. Odd foods like black pepper made my stomach hurt so bad I ended up going to the emergency but I found out later that organic pepper did not bother me at all. I am not the only one by far.


    Health issues people have especially children have skyrocketed since gmos were introduced.


    I have sent you many articles and studies that show the harm of gmos and pesticides on humans, the environment, air, water and pretty much all species. They are killing our planet. Please tell the next monsanto lobbyist you see that they won’t be able to eat money when the planet is destroyed.


    Also, we need legislation that does not allow these totally unrelated bills to be inserted into other bills to sneak them in like this dark act being put in a planned parenthood and some other bill. This is the ultimate in secrecy and tricking the public.


    Don’t write back with all of the monsanto cartel talking points. I know better as do many of us and can refute every one. Here is a quick list that you should read so you are aware of their lies.


    10 reasons we don’t need GM foods

    http://earthopensource.org/wordpress/downloads/10-reasons-we-dont-need-GM-foods.pdf


    Read:

    FDA Slams Stabenow-Roberts GMO “Labeling” Bill, Says It Will Cause “Confusion” For Customers and Retailers

    http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/fda-slams-stabenow-roberts-gmo-labeling-bill-says-it-will-cause-confusion-for-customers-and-retailers/

    http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/files/fda-to-senate-ag-on-draft-legislation_29928.pdf


    Many of your colleagues know what a rotten deal this dark act is. Read:


    Kucinich Urges YOU.. to Stop a Fake GMO Labeling Bill

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/dennis-kucinich/urgent-kucinich-urges-you-to-call-your-senator-today-to-stop-a-fake-gmo-labeling/10154906372796102


    Sanders Statement on GMO Labeling Legislation

    http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/sanders-statement-on-gmo-compromise-legislation


    Read “Coalition of 70 groups condemn “compromise” bill that would keep the public in the dark

    ”http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/4418/food-movement-opposes-backroom-deal-on-gmo-labeling">http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/4418/food-movement-opposes-backroom-deal-on-gmo-labeling

    Letter: http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/files/gmo-labeling-to-senateoppose7116_98663.pdf


    I could add miles of links on how bad this bill is and gmos/pesticides. We have been fighting to keep the Ag-Chemical cartel from unconstitutionally taking our right to know away for many years and I for one am tired of it and I’m sure you are too.


    VOTE NO ON CLOTURE. DON’T SHUT DOWN LEGITIMATE DEBATE.


    VOTE NO ON DARK ACT S764 OR WHATEVER NUMBER IT HAS NOW!


    TELL STABBY AND ROBOTS TO LAY THIS IDEA TO REST. THEY HAVE COLLECTED NEARLY 2 MILLION CORRUPT BRIBERY DOLLARS, THAT’S ENOUGH. #OVERTURNCITIZENSUNITED


    PS I hope you will also be voting against the TPP and related bills when they comes up. It is 100% garbage and needs to be reworked so it favors workers, middle class, and not just the big corporations. As it is, only 5 provisions of the 29 or so even relate to trade and have you checked out ISDS as just one horrible example? Look up the Trans-Canada lawsuit on the KXL pipeline…
  • Nicholas Rulli
  • The U.S. needs a national labeling law for genetically modified foods. While it won’t undo years of damage from genetically modifies organisms, it will give us the right to know what’s in our food and give states the power to facilitate consumer choice.
  • Why do I have to sign a petition to know what’s in my food? My dinner is illegal in most of Europe! Do Europeans enjoy more freedom than Americans? Sounds like they do!
  • Look out little room a sticker takes up.
  • joyce niksic

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