Monsanto recently introduced a bill to ban all mandatory GMO labeling in the US, which was approved by the House Agriculture Committee.
Biotech companies know the power of consumer awareness, therefore, have been doing everything within their power to keep individuals and their families ignorant of what’s in their food. While suppression techniques and buy-outs have worked in the past, advocates for GMO labeling aren’t giving up the fight anytime soon.
In fact, 90%+ of the population (in the United States) has expressed desire to see genetically modified foods labeled. And amazingly, 68% of doctors want to see a label slapped onto GMO foods as well.
But because Monsanto knows 56% of consumers would likely opt out of buying genetically modified foods if labeled, they have quietly introduced a bill to ban all mandatory GMO labeling in the US.
The worst part is, the bill, introduced by Monsanto’s star representative Mike Pompeo, was just approved by the House Agriculture Committee. That means it is one step closer to becoming a full-fledged law. The bill is formally known as H.R. 1599, or the ‘Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015.’
A more precise name, however, might be the ‘Monsanto Protection on Steroids.’ As Natural Society shares, the bill was drafted by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), and was burdened upon the public by the usual food and drug companies who desire to keep consumers ignorant of what’s in their food.
Because the bill has not been passed, however, there is good news. Activists still have the power to raise awareness of this issue, vote with their dollar, and urge their representative to get involved in the GMO debate by advocating for everyone’s ‘right to know’.
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