Defend States' Rights to Regulate Food & Farming!
Are we working to pass state GMO labeling laws, only to have Congress take away that right?
Right now, a House and Senate conference committee is hashing out the details of the 2013 Farm Bill. Within the House version of that bill is an amendment offered by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) that has the potential towipe out states’ rights to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
The King Amendment is
designed to take away California's right to regulate food that comes
from factory farms. Specifically, Rep. King wants to overturn California's Proposition 2, a law passed by the voters that says farm animals should have enough room to spread their limbs and turn around.
But the amendment
includes sweeping language about regulating states’ rights to regulate
food and farming. Sweeping enough that we believe it could threaten
state GMO labeling laws.
time to keep this dangerous amendment out of the final version of the
Farm Bill. Please call your U.S. Representative and two Senators today
at (202) 224-3121. Ask them to oppose the King Amendment and support
states' rights to regulate food and farming.