The time is now.
Remember my post “Update Schupdate” where I was cautiously happy about Vermont’s upcoming GMO labelling victory?
Well, Senators Roberts and Stabenow have come up with Monsanto’s, Dow Chemicals’ and the GMA’s sweet-dream GMO labelling bill at the 11 hour. First of all, it will invalidate all individual state GMO labelling including Vermont which was so hard won. Second it will take 2 years to come up with some kind of agreement. Third it will use QR codes or 1800 numbers for consumers to find out if there are GMOs in their food. Really? I mean, really? It is just ridiculous.
Might as well call this “The Non-Labelling Bill.” Or the Dark Act version: Deathstar.
There are already a whole host of large multinational companies who have changed their American packaging (with no extra cost) for July 1st. It was easy. Remember that over 90% of N. Americans want labelling. Like the other 64 countries in the world…
If you are American and care about your food, please contact your state senator which might be the best thing to do. They will listen to their irate and concerned constituents. Otherwise please sign a petition like the one below, share galore, email your friends….
The time to act is now.
Action always beats intention.