Now, it’s more important than ever to let your Senators know we have a right to know what’s in our food.
As the Senate moves closer to another vote to prevent states from labeling GMOs, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) is an important figure in the negotiations on this issue and she has hinted at being open to compromises; but many of the “compromises” being mentioned, like QR codes, 800-numbers, or voluntary labeling standards actually favor the biotech industry’s agenda. Our organizer Lynna Kaucheck, working in Michigan, organized a series of photo petitions to Senator Stabenow to give her a real sense of the lives the DARK Act would impact:
“We thought this was such an easy way for activists to get involved,” said Kaucheck. “All they have to do is whip out a piece of paper and take a picture, and in less than a minute you have something you can send to Senator Stabenow.”
Over twenty photo petitions were gathered from across Michigan, offering a powerful picture of Americans who believe they have a right to know what’s in their food, and a reminder to politicians of who they’re really supposed to represent: the people, not corporations.
People in the United States overwhelmingly believe that GMOs should be labeled, and Food & Water Watch has been working with people all over the country to make sure we know how the food we buy was produced. We need to keep the pressure on our Senators to let them know that anything short of on-package labels in unacceptable.