I wrote a couple months ago asking my readers to sign a petition to their congressmen asking them to vote against the bill dubbed as the "D.A.R.K. Act" (Denying Americans the Right to Know Act). This bill has progressed through the House of Representatives and is now before the U.S. Senate Committee. This bill is deceptively titled "The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act," but in reality it preempts states' GMO labeling laws at the federal level. The passing of this bill into law would mean that it would become illegal for any state to require GMO labeling of their food products, effectively denying Americans the right to know if they are eating GMO's. Please sign the petition embedded on my blog to the right, asking President Obama to veto this bill if it should come to him. Obama has a history of promising GMO labeling to the American people in former campaign speeches. He also has issued an Executive Order against federal laws that preempt state laws in the past. So we have good grounds for this request.
If you want to know more, please visit the Organic Consumer's Association website (logo pictured left). You can also sign the petition through their site if you wish.
And, since the bill is currently before the Senate, you can also sign a petition to Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who has a track record of supporting GMO labeling, asking him to speak out about what this bill really is and why it should be stopped. Sign below: