A Bill which threatens your ability to make informed decisions with your wallet
Despite significant public opposition, The House passed the National Food Uniformity Labeling Act which, if passed through the Senate, would eliminate over 200 state food labeling laws describing foods and beverages which are likely to cause cancer, birth defects, allergic reactions, or mercury poisoning. It will also overpower a state’s right to inform their citizens if a food or beverage contains genetically engineered ingredients such as Monsanto’s recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH).
The “National Uniformity for Food Act,” reduces the quality of our food safety by overturning state food safety laws that are not “identical” to federal law. Hundreds of state laws and regulations are at risk, including those governing the safety of milk, fish, and shellfish.
This bill is being pushed and supported by the big food and biotech industries. These industries have an understanding that an informed consumer, concerned about genetic engineering, irradiation and mercury poisoning will likely reject products and manufacturing practices that are in use if truthful labels are allowed to remain on products. If you are concerned about the quality and safety of our food supply, I urge you to learn more below and send a quick note to your Senator opposing this Act.