Below you will find current campaigns going on to help us keep our environment and food sources healthy.
The DARK Act is Here: Denying Americans’ Right-to-Know (GMO Labeling 4/9/14)
Big Food is trying to kill your right to know if the food you’re eating is genetically engineered.
With their anti-labeling allies like Monsanto and Dow, the Grocery Manufacturers Association has teamed up with Koch brothers-backed Congressman Mike Pompeo of Kansas to introduce a federal bill that would deny your right to know.
The bill, which we’re calling the “Deny Americans the Right-to-Know Act (DARK Act),” would:
- Prevent states from adopting their own GE labeling laws.
- Block any attempt by states to make it illegal for food companies to put a “natural” label on products that contain GE ingredients.
- Prevent the Food and Drug Administration from requiring companies to label GE ingredients and instead continue a failed “voluntary” labeling policy.
DOW CHEMICAL IS OUT OF CONTROL
By now you know that USDA is considering the approval of Dow Chemical’s genetically engineered 2,4-D resistant “Agent Orange” corn and soy. But it doesn’t end there. Dow Chemical is now seeking approval for 2,4-D resistant GE cotton, too! Corn, soybeans, and cotton are three of top major commodity crops grown in the United States, and a large percentage of them—93% of soybeans, 85% of corn, and 83% of cotton—are genetically engineered to resist chemical herbicides. As engineered resistance to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide continues to fail, Dow wants to swoop in and solve the “problem” with an even more toxic “solution”—2,4-D resistant crops. Dow Chemical is a company out of control. We need your help to stop them.