On Tuesday, March 1, 14 of the 20 members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture confirmed that they work for Monsanto, not you, the people who voted for them.
On Tuesday, March 1, these 14 bought-and-paid-for-by Monsanto politicians voted to send a bill to the Senate floor that, if passed, will wipe out Vermont’s hard-won and rightfully passed GMO labeling law and permanently preserve Monsanto’s “right” to deceive consumers.
We have to fight back. Fast.
Please help us raise $250,000 to stop Monsanto’s wrecking ball! You can donate online, by mail or by phone, details here. If we raise $250,000 by midnight March 15, Mercola.com will match your donation dollar for dollar.
Before heading into this morning’s meeting aimed at destroying Vermont’s law, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) told the media: “We know that we have to stop the wrecking ball.”
Roberts was referring to Vermont’s labeling law, which will require food companies to label GMO ingredients on products sold in Vermont, beginning July 1.
But Vermont’s law was passed with majority support from voters and lawmakers, and the courts have declared it constitutional.
Vermont’s law doesn’t require anything that isn’t already required in 64 other countries.
Vermont’s GMO labeling law isn’t any different than the more than 100 other individual state laws governing labeling and food safety—except that Monsanto doesn’t care about those other laws, just this one.
The only “wrecking ball” about to hit is the one being swung by Monsanto. And it’s aimed at you.
Last month, we rushed $50,000 to Vermont grassroots organizations to help fight Roberts’ Senate bill, the latest DARK Act (Deny Americans the Right to Know) threat.
Now, we will need to double down and fight this bill in the U.S. Senate.
Please help us raise $250,000 by midnight March 15 to stop Monsanto’s wrecking ball! You can donate online, by mail or by phone, details here. If we raise $250,000 by midnight March 15, Mercola.com will match your donation dollar for dollar.
This fight has gone on too long. It has cost too much. It has diverted too much of our attention away from so many other critical issues.
The time to win this battle is now.
National Director, Organic Consumers Association and Organic Consumers Fund
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