THE GMO FOOD FIGHT RULES GOT WILD IN THE US SENATE LAST WEEK  – LET’S TURN THIS AROUND –  BE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY – WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS IN OUR FOOD. 

Friday, July 1, 2016 @ 03:07 PM
posted by Rudi

Call your Senator 202-224-3121 to say NO! to S 764. We want 100% transparent labeling on ALL food products.  (See Senator’s positions at the end)

ONE VOTE will be taken on July 6th with 51 AYES needed to pass the bill. Sorting out the tricky late maneuvering by the Senate leadership was…… well, manipulative and frustrating.  WE CAN  STOP THIS. This appears to be a “railroad” job and an up or down vote. Apparently, the majority of Senators want no discussion.
We say NO! NO! NO! to S 764. YES YES YES…we want ALL food clearly labeled GMO or NON-GMO.  (see Senators and more below)    WE CAN WIN THIS … …  please support us with your tax write off donations – hit the Paypal on the side.  Thank you for showing up….and making your calls                 

This bill stops the Vermont labeling law from going into effect….although there already has been an extension for a year to give industry a chance to get their products GMO labels…it can be done!
The amended provision in S 764 appears to violate the ADA both for disabled persons and the elderly by creating label options that consumers do not have easy access to – NO! The bill will allowing using bar codes as an option and give consumers a number to call – NO!.  The requirement for push button phones to get through to a labeling information system discriminates against low-income folks and many seniors who cannot afford push button phones – this bill discriminates – NO! Further, what about access for multiple languages…like LA schools have 82 languages …GMO food recordings will not provide easy clear access for every nationality and every family in America – NO!. This is a railroad job and a sham in favor of industry and the Monsanto Express at the expense of consumers….taking two to three years to just get the regulations out….NO!  Simply, we are appearing to get  a victory for organic but there is more to the label picture – including full transparency for many and for your children.
Also, during this 2-year time frame, the Secretary of Agriculture, yup, a Monsanto employee once, will establish the guidelines and implement rules for transparency and the protection of consumers. (Is there a fox in that hen-house…anyone?)
Call 202-224-3121 to participate in the SHOWDOWN. These Senators are on the fence and need to be educated as to what is best for your families.
Story: Let’s make this a little more real and “family crazy-making”:
 Mom shopping looking at a bar code seeing a number to call: Looking for her phone –   “OMG – sure, hold on kids,” (here at aisle #3) while I call this number to find out if our food product contains GMO ingredients……ring…ok….ring… (recording).please hold for 10 minutes? “ What! My kids won’t stay still that long and its too crowded in this store and I have a schedule to make!  I am on hold, really?”
Reality says this is ridiculous, absurd and won’t work and serves only as a “smoke screen” to protect products, not consumer Moms and Dads. Here are some Senators we are paying particular attention – speak with family members and friends to call – tell them to vote “NO” on the Bill.
Who do you know in which State?  Please call them.
Senators to educate who switched votes to yes on the procedure – they need to vote no : Tammy Baldwin (WI), Michael F Bennet (CO); Robert P. Casey (PA); Susan M. Collins (ME);Christopher A Coons (DE); Richard J Durbin )IL); Diane Feinstein (CA); Al Franken (MN); Dean Heller (NV);  Amy Klobuchar (MN); Mike Lee )UT); Joe Matchin (WV); Edward Markey (MA); Claire McCaskill )MO); Bill Nelson (FL); Gary Peters (MI); Jeanne Shahen (NH); Debbie Stabenow (MI); and Mark Warner (VA)
Senators to educate who voted yes and need to change their votes: Shelley Moore Capito (WV); Johnny Isakson (GA); Angus S King Jr (ME); Mike Rounds )SD); and Tim Scott (SC)
AGAIN……WE CAN WIN THIS IF YOU CALL … ….  Thank you for showing up and supporting our families and efforts. 

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