Despite the fact that nine out of 10 Americans support mandatory GMO labeling, the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed H.R. 1599, otherwise known as the Deny Americans the Right to Know – or DARK Act.
Not only would it block all states from labeling genetically engineered foods, but it would also make it much harder for the FDA to ever mandate national labeling. If we’re going to stop this reprehensible bill from becoming law, we need to show the Senate and President Obama how serious we are about GMO labeling.
Sign the petition now and help us get to 500,000 signatures against the DARK Act – before it’s too late.
Dear Members of the U.S. Senate and President Obama:
We urge you to oppose H.R. 1599, which would deny Americans the right to know whether their food contains genetically modified food ingredients.
National polls show that nine out of ten Americans want the right know if their food contains GMOs. Regardless of age, income, education level or even party affiliation, Americans want the right to know what is in their food and how it was produced – the same right held by citizens in 64 other nations.
We hope that you will reject H.R. 1599 and instead require food companies to label products that contain GMOs.
If enacted, H.R. 1599 would limit the FDA’s ability to create a national GMO labeling system, weaken our broken voluntary labeling system, and block state initiatives to give citizens this basic information about their food.
Congress has long recognized that Americans should be given basic information about their food and trusted to make the right choices for their families.
We urge you to honor this longstanding tradition and to reject H.R. 1599.