Although the DARK act was defeated in May, there is a new compromise bill that, although IS mandatory, would most likely exclude all GMO oils (canola) and sugar beets and does have a QR code option. This bills falls short of what consumers expect – a clear on package label.
Tell our Senators that we want more transparency! Together with Health Warrior, we’re helping you call Warner and Kaine’s offices this Tuesday from 12pm to 2pm to tell them about this bill’s short coming for the consumer. We can make a huge impact. Let’s demand a better bill with no loopholes around the definition of GMO.
Here is a draft email, should you like to contact them two ways, as well and contact information for Senators Warner and Kaine, and some talking points to help inform your communication:
“Senator — I am very concerned that the GMO labeling bill developed by Senator Roberts and Senator Stabenow. In particular, I am very concerned that a loophole could exempt GMO foods containing GMO sugars and oil. I urge you withhold your support for any GMO labeling bill that does not ensure that all GMO foods are properly labeled. See attached image from Rick and start at the ‘It is important to me’ line for the rest of the script… ”
If you’re unable to join us, here is the contact information and some talking points you can use on your own to call our Senators:
Senator Kaine (D-VA) – Chief, Mike Henry 202-224-4024, Ag La Nick Barbash
Senator Warner (D-VA) – Chief, David Hallock 202-224-2023, Ag La Caitlin Runyan
- Although this bill IS mandatory, it would most likely exclude all GMO oils (canola) and sugar beets and does have a QR code option.
- This bills falls short of what consumers expect – a clear on package label.
- Consumers should not have to use toll-free numbers and web sites to know what they’re eating.
- Consumers want a mandatory disclosure on the package.
- Nine of of ten consumers want the right to know.
- 64 countries have required GMO labeling.
- GMO labeling will not increase food prices; food companies change our labels all the time.
The memo found here will help explain the loophole in the bill.