Breaking: The Monsanto Protection Act is Back and WORSE than ever! Once again Monsanto and giant food companies are scheming behind the scenes to pass a bill in Congress that would kill mandatory GMO labeling efforts and replace it with a gutted version that will preempt states’ rights and give the illusion of oversight. This week, Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS) has reintroduced an updated version of his deceptive bill, H.R. 1599, AKA the Ultimate Monsanto Protection Act, to try to convince members of Congress to violate state’s rights in an effort to kill GMO labeling.
This plan is so devious that it radically speeds up the approval process for new GMO crops; limits the FDA and USDA’s ability to conduct premarket safety reviews; declares GMO foods “safe” and forbids states from labeling GMO foods or enforcing existing labeling laws passed in Connecticut, Maine and Vermont. In addition, Pompeo’s bill now prohibits ANY state or local county or city oversight of GMO crops, meaning recent victories like GMO crop bans in Jackson County, Oregon and Maui to protect organic seeds and local community health would be overturned!
This is a blatant power grab to deny Americans their basic right to mandatory GMO labeling and protect flawed GMO products – and we can’t allow them to get away with it. We need your help today. Every voice counts!