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GMO Labeling Vote Tomorrow (Wednesday, July 6, 2016) [ ACTION ALERT! ]

Health & Wellness  (tags: GMO Right to Know, GMO labeling bill SB277 )

- 811 days ago -
Even the FDA says the legislation is full of loopholes. We must stop this bill from moving forward. Action Alert! A vote to end debate on the Roberts-Stabenow GMO labeling bill in the Senate is expected tomorrow. If cloture is approved, the bill is one s


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Animae C (506)
Tuesday July 5, 2016, 4:44 pm
Thank you for supporting us on this issue.
Your message has been sent to the following decision makers:
US Senator Barbara Boxer
US Senator Dianne Feinstein
The President Barack Obama

Thanx Ellyn

Solitary Eagle (324)
Tuesday July 5, 2016, 5:19 pm
Signed, thanks Ellyn.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 5, 2016, 5:52 pm
Noted, signed--ty Ellyn

Ellyn S (48)
Tuesday July 5, 2016, 6:22 pm
WHY IS THIS BILL SO BAD? Here's what you need to know:
•The bill immediately preempts Vermont, Connecticut, Maine and Alaska’s GMO labeling laws and prevents any other states from passing similar legislation.
•The bill creates a new definition of GMO, excluding most of the genetically engineered foods currently on the market and new technologies such as CRISPR/cas9, gene editing and gene cassettes.
•The bill provides for a patchwork of labeling options -- discriminatory QR codes, phone numbers, and symbols yet to be created by the USDA -- and would result in consumer confusion.
•The standard for non-GMO is not clearly defined and an acceptable level of GMO contamination has not been determined, leaving this open to the corrupt USDA to decide.
•There are no penalties for non-compliance and no recalls.
•The bill would not take effect for two years.

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 8:31 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Bette S (0)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 9:52 am
This is such an important issue and yet some elected officials seem to ignore the impact.
I signed on.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 1:25 pm
Thank you.

Christeen Anderson (353)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 3:33 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 3:59 pm
Message sent. Noted. Thank you, Ellyn.

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 11:49 pm
Still was open so I signed it. Thanks Ellyn

Jonathan Harper (0)
Friday July 8, 2016, 2:07 am
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