Saturday, May 14, 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016
Calm before the Chaos?
Politico reports that Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) is working on "new language" for a federal GMO labeling bill to keep Vermont’s law from taking effect DARK Act, a voluntary federal labeling bill intended to preempt Vermont, is waiting to see that language, before the two engage in another round of negotiations.. And that Sen Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), architect of the Senate version of the
Stabenow and Roberts both have dug in their heels. Under relentless pressure from constituents, Stabenow is calling for a compromise of some sort that would include mandatory QR codes or toll-free numbers or some such technological fix.
Roberts wants nothing short of a voluntary scheme.
Both Senators are determined to preempt Vermont, no doubt thanks to thelavish spending by biotech and food industry lobbyists. One of those lobbyists, Randy Russell, president and CEO of The Russell Group, toldBloomberg: “As we get closer to , the reality and chaos in the marketplace looms, and I think it's going to drive people to the table to get a deal.”
"Reality and chaos" in the market? If Russell and his fellow lobbyists succeed in knocking down Vermont’s law, consumers will unleash our own brand of “chaos” in the market—and it won’t be pretty.
We’ve all had our sights set on, thinking if that date comes and goes, we’ve won.But let’s not forget that while the law takes effect , Vermont’s attorney general has given food companies until , before the law will actually be enforced.
That could mean another six months of battling the preemptors in Washington D.C.
It is absolutely critical that we all continue to call, email and visit our Representatives and Senators. The minute we slow down, the minute things get quiet on our end, the more opportunity for Roberts, Stabenow and others to ram a bill through Congress during the lull.
Dial 888-897-0174 to tell your Senators to vote against any compromise that would block or delay Vermont's bill from taking effect
If you live in Michigan, call Debbie Stabenow today! 202-224-4822
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
May 10, 2016
Tonight a second segment on the glyphosate (RoundUp) in wine report ran on ABC7- something we did not think would happen.
The first segment was pulled off the ABC7 website and the segment was cancelled from being aired the next night. We have reason to believe , as usual, that Monsanto pressured them.
ABC World News was also supposed to air the piece nationally and it was cancelled.
Moms Across America supporters called, emailed and spoke up to stop the censorship of our news.
In addition, the EPA posted last Friday that they found glyphosate "NOT likely to be a carcinogen.".. then on Monday, they changed their minds and took that finding down off their website, saying that further investigation is needed. They have been reviewing glyphosate for 7 years....Congress is now investigating.
What is going on ?
Watch the news piece and please contact the EPA to tell them, enough nonsense, delays and pandering to the chemical companies.
Revoke the license of glyphosate NOW. 703-308-8187
Founder, Moms Across America
Mission Viejo CA 92691
Empwered Moms, Healthy Kids