GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) LABELING UNDER ATTACK IN FAST TRACK! December, 2001

Please take action on this urgent issue which among other things will make
all GMO labeling illegal! HR 3005 (Sec 2 b) (9) (viii) (II).

GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) LABELING UNDER ATTACK IN FAST TRACK!
Call Congress TODAY -- Use the AFL-CIO toll-free number to call Congress 800-393-1082
and ask your Representative to oppose HR3005.

Bill HR 3005 "Trade Promotion Authority" is currently being considered in
the US House of Representatives. It is also known as Fast Track. Fast Track
is Bad for Workers, Bad for Consumers, Bad for Family Farmers, Bad for the
Environment! We need to have ALL our grassroots out in force calling people
telling them to vote against this bill. A VOTE IN THE CONGRESS IS LIKELY IN
THE NEXT TWO WEEKS!

If passed, Fast Track would allow the President to negotiate trade pacts
like the Free Trade Area of the Americas (NAFTA on steroids for the
hemisphere) without any input from Congress. Congress would tie its own
hands and would not be able to criticize the absence of labor, human rights
or environmental provisions in the final pact! But if Fast Track fails, we
have a good chance of stopping the FTAA!

Pro-GMO legislators have sneakily put in language in HR 3005 that would make
GMO labeling ILLEGAL as well as eliminating the precautionary principle for
GMO regulation. (The Democratic "alternative" to this bill, though better
in some aspects, has the EXACT SAME LANGUAGE regarding GMOs.) If either
bill passes, then the US would be able to force European countries to
accept unlabeled US GMO products!

*****Please Take action Today on This Urgent Issue. *****

What can you do?
Use the AFL-CIO toll-free number to call Congress 1-800-393-1082.
More information and background on the FTAA, more actions you can take.

Your legislator has already made up their mind about Fast Track. Please
call them using the toll-free number, and when you talk to the
receptionist, ask the representative's position on Fast Track. Either thank
them for opposing Fast Track, or tell them you oppose it. In EITHER case,
tell them that you do not support the section in HR 3005 and the Democratic
alternative bill that would make a GMO label a trade barrier. Even people
on our side need to hear that we don't want that provision in the two bills!

You can also send a message to Congress NOW by visiting
http://action.citizen.org/pc/issues/alert/?alertid=57813&type=CO&
enter your zipcode in the Take Action Now field.

For more information on Fast Track or the FTAA, see
More information and background on the FTAA, more actions you can take or
http://www.purefood.org/corp/ftaaresources.cfm or contact OCA

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