On July 6, 2016, the U.S. Senate voted to overturn Vermont's GMO labeling law and in favor of a federal "labeling" bill that substitutes QR barcodes and phone numbers for actual labels, exempts the vast majority of GMO foods from having to be identified, and carries no penalties for non-compliance.
In other words, The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and its members have spent millions to defeat GMO labeling initiatives in California, Washington State, Oregon and Colorado.
Their latest plan to thwart consumers' demand for GMO labels is to slip a version of the DARK Act (H.R. 1599), the bill that would Deny Americans the Right to Know about GMOs, into the end-of-year appropriations bill.
Instead of mandatory on-package GMO labels, the GMA will soon be rolling out a new smart-phone app that grocery shoppers can use to scan QR barcodes on food packages to access company websites where information about their use of GMOs is buried.
Who belongs to the GMA? Monsanto, Dow, Dupont, Kellogg’s, General Mills and 300-plus other junk food and pesticide makers. Some of those companies own some of your favorite organic and natural brands.
You can fight back. Check out our list (Campaign Targets) of companies that are working to defeat GMO labeling laws. Boycott their products. Buy the products sold by the companies on the list that support your right to know.
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