Monday, July 27, 2015

HR 1599 URGENT! PLEASE READ AND JOIN WITH US!!!!

 
HR 1599 - the "Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act"
 
This is very urgent need for the people to let Congress know the huge negative impact on this nation by passing this bill!

See info below for a sample letter to send to senators and link to their phone numbers

 
Dear Health Freedom Advocate:
 
On July 23, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 1599, the  "Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act."  This bill is grossly misnamed because it seeks to keep Americans in the dark about food ingredients while blocking the implementation of state laws that would require foods containing genetically engineered (GE also sometimes referred to as genetically modified organisms or GMO) ingredients to be labeled to reveal those ingredients.  
 
In short, if passed into law, this Bill will prevent consumers at the point of sale from knowing whether a food has GMOs in it or not.  
 
Backed by big agricultural interests like Monsanto, Bayer and DuPont, this law harms consumers by keeping them in the dark as to what is in the foods they buy.  
 
For that reason, it has been called the DARK Act (Denying Americans the Right to Know).
 
 
Background:
 
House Members, using industry prepared talking points stated there was scientific consensus that GE ingredients are safe, which is not true.  They also stated that allowing states to pass their own laws would drive the cost of food up, but the truth is that the system they seek to implement, with new certification procedures will increase the cost to farmers with a result of higher food costs.
 
What can you do?   We need you to phone, email, and write to your two U.S. Senators and tell them to oppose this awful bill.  Ask your senators to oppose any Bill or Amendment that would curtail state's rights and leave GE labeling voluntary. Make it meaningful, let them know that you will oppose their re-election if they do not oppose this bill.  Here's how to get the address information and emails for your Senators:
 

 
 
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