Oppose GMO Labeling Opposition
The bill is named the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act”, when it actually prevents states from requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods. That’s why we call this terrible legislation that passed the House in July (HR-1599) the “DARK Act”. Please join Martindale’s in opposing the so-called “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act”.
Possible Attempts to Stop States from Labeling GMOs
By genetically engineering food, big chemical companies are changing plants and animals in a way that could never happen in nature or through traditional cross-breeding. And most of these GMO crops are engineered to withstand higher applications of toxic chemicals or to actually produce toxic chemicals in their cells that kill bugs that eat the crop. Just because this is legal, it doesn’t make it right. Even if we get through the omnibus appropriations process, we’re already hearing about possible attempts in the new year to pass a stand-alone bill to stop states from labeling GMOs.
It Starts With Labeling
The Food & Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency, all tasked with regulating different aspects of GMO crops, don’t have strict regulations in place to look at the impacts of genetically engineered organisms on our health or our environment. We believe that everyone deserves safe and healthy food. That starts with labeling so people can make informed choices.
More Info, Not Less
We all want more information about the food we eat, not less! Several states have already passed laws requiring labeling, including Vermont, which will require labels on all foods starting next summer — unless Monsanto’s DARK Act passes through the Senate and becomes law.
Call Your Senator
Call your Pennsylvania senators and request that they oppose passage of the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act”, also known as the “Dark Act” because it prevents the consumer from knowing the ingredients in the food that they are buying.
Senator Robert Casey (202) 224-6324
Senator Pat Toomey (202) 224-4254