On May 8, Peter Shumlin, Governor of Vermont, signed a historic bill requiring food manufacturers to label genetically engineered foods, and to drop the practice of labeling these foods as “natural” or “all natural.”
On May 9, the Grocery Manufacturers Association backed up Monsanto's threats and confirmed that it will sue Vermont in federal court to overturn H. 112.
Vermont is prepared to fight back. The state has already established a “food fight” legal defense fund. Legal analysts say Vermont will likely win.
But Vermont isn’t the only state up against the multi-billion dollar lobbying group. The GMA, whose 300-plus members include Monsanto and Dow, Coca-Cola and General Mills, is pushing a bill in Congress that would preempt all states from passing GMO labeling laws.
It’s time for consumers in every state to band together to defeat the GMA’s full-on assault, not only on Vermont, not only on consumers’ right to know what’s in our food, but on states’ rights and on our basic freedoms to protect our health and our communities.
It's time to boycott Monsanto and the GMA: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_30039.cfm
Donate to fight the GMA: https://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=11046
How you can help
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