Vermont is doing what all states should: requiring labeling for GMO foods. But Big Agriculture doesn’t want that — so Monsanto is preparing to sue the state, claiming the requirement is a violation of their free speech. Yes, somehow they believe they have a constitutional right to withhold information from the public.
This is an important case, because half of the states in the U.S. are considering similar labeling laws. If Monsanto succeeds in blocking Vermont’s legislation, it could kill similar proposals around the country, which would be a huge setback for consumer rights.
The truth is that we just don’t know how GMO food may affect our health or the environment, because the technology is so new and untested. And unfortunately, most of us eat GMO foods regularly without even knowing it. Anything made with corn, soy or even sugar is likely to have genetically modified ingredients.
Most Americans want to know if our food is made with GMO crops, and countries like Japan, Australia and every EU nation have at least some GMO regulation. But in the U.S., the government just accepts research performed by GMO companies themselves to tell them how safe their foods are. Not good.
Sign this petition to tell Monsanto you don’t want them to sue Vermont. We have a right to know what’s in our food!