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Breaking: 48 Hours to Defend Vermont and Defeat Monsanto

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on June 22, 2016 - 1:00am

By FoodDemocracyNow!, 

48 Hours to Defend Vermont and Defeat Monsanto! A handful of Senators are trying to pass an outrageous corporate bailout for Big Food and the biotech industry now known as the Great Monsanto Bailout in the Senate and we need your help to STOP IT TODAY- Every voice counts! 

 

On July 1st, Vermont's first-in-the nation GMO labeling bill will go into effect, but only if you take action today!

Right now the Senate only has 48 hours to pass their desperate Monsanto-led bill that would kill GMO labeling in the U.S. by preempting Vermont's law and replacing it with a meaningless voluntary standard or QR codes, which are discriminatory and favor the GMA and their cronies. This Friday, the House adjourns for summer recess, which means Vermont's law will stand and a Victory for us all.

But once again, Monsanto and the GMA are working around the clock in DC to convince a dozen Democrat Senators to side with the Republican majority to kill GMO labeling in the U.S. for good. They need to hear from you today!

Send a message to your Senators right now telling them to stand up for strong GMO labeling laws. Tell your Senators that states' rights to label GMOs are more important than Monsanto's toxic profits. Every voice counts!

http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/48_hours_to_Stop_Monsanto_from_killing_gmo_labeling_Act_Today/?ak_proof=1&t=4&akid=.841621.YRVpnP

Rather than 4 simple words - "Produced with Genetic Engineering" appearing on food packages in the U.S., like they already do in 64 other countries - Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) want to help Monsanto continue to hide this basic information from the American public by forcing consumers to scan a QR code to find out if that food actually contains GMOs.

Despite the fact that more than 90% of Americans want GMO labeling, this handful of Senators are fighting to come up with a number of lame, alternative labeling options such as QR codes or even 1-800 numbers on food packages. This corrupts the very heart and intent of what it means to have the "Right to Know" what's in our food - and these Senators know it.

If you have 30 seconds today, make a Call to your Senators and ask them WHO they work for? AMERICA'S CITIZENS or MONSANTO? Your calls today will make a difference!

http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/call/stop_Monsantos_GMO_trolls_in_the_Senate_today2/?ak_proof=1&t=7&akid=.841621.YRVpnP

We need to flood their phone lines to make sure they hear loud and clear!

It's absolutely CRITICAL that all of us make calls NOW to your Senators urging them to stand up for mandatory GMO labeling and DEFEND VERMONT's HISTORIC GMO LABELING LAW.

Here's what your Senators need to hear from you:
  • They MUST OPPOSE any proposal that would preempt states' rights and Vermont's landmark GMO Labeling bill.
Any national GMO Labeling program:
  • MUST not preempt established state GMO labeling laws
  • MUST be mandatory
  • MUST require on-package labeling
  • MUST display the words "Produced With Genetic Engineering"

If your Senator is not listed on this image, you need to call them today to make sure they stand up for MANDATORY, on-package GMO labeling!

Click here find to your Senator and take 60 seconds to make a call today! This corrupt deal – the ultimate Monsanto Promotion Act – will be voted on THIS WEEK in the Senate and your Senators need to hear from you today!

http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/call/stop_Monsantos_GMO_trolls_in_the_Senate_today2/?ak_proof=1&t=10&akid=.841621.YRVpnP

Then SHARE this image far and wide to Stop Monsanto's GMO Trolls in the Senate!

Facebook link here - https://fdn.actionkit.com/go/1963?ak_proof=1&t=13&akid=.841621.YRVpnP

We've been able to stop them so far because of a massively high volume of phone calls, but we need to keep the phones ringing.
 
Your Senators need to hear from you today!
 
If once again, Monsanto were to have its way with Congress, the right to know GMO labeling laws in Maine, Connecticut and Vermont that we've all fought so hard for would be thrown out.
 
This our moment to STOP Monsanto - It's all hands on deck! We are in the final hours to protect our right to know what's in our food and states' rights so we can achieve mandatory GMO labeling in the U.S. Please share with your friends and call your Senators today! Every voice counts!
 
http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/call/stop_Monsantos_GMO_trolls_in_the_Senate_today2/?ak_proof=1&t=16&akid=.841621.YRVpnP
 
Remember, democracy is like a muscle, either you use it or you lose it!
 
Thanks for participating in food democracy,
 
Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! team
 
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