It’s all such a SCAM: Also known as “Monsanto’s Dream Bill”.
Once again Republicans deny us our rights for the sake of their supporter’s profits. The House last Thursday passed hotly contested legislation that would keep states from issuing mandatory labeling laws for foods that contain GMOs.
The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, which passed 275-150, would instead create a federal standard for the VOLUNTARY labeling of foods with GMO ingredients.
This means it is now up to manufacturers to be honest and tell us what’s in their food. Which ultimately means those who use GMO ingredients will NOT put them in their labeling and those who do not use GMOs but wish to win over consumers WILL label them as GMO-free.
SOLUTION: Only support those manufacturers and products who honestly tell you what’s in their products. This will cause the ones that are not honest to either tow the line or lose business – the only thing that will give us our right to know back!
Consumer groups, backed by Democrats including Reps. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) and Rosa DeLauro (Conn.), are instead calling the bill the Denying Americans the Right to Know Act.
“American families deserve to know what they are eating and feeding to their children,” DeLauro told reporters Wednesday. “The FDA already requires clear labeling of over 3,000 ingredients, additives and food processes. GMOs should be no different.”