You Don’t Matter. House Votes for Monsanto’s Right to Deceive Consumers
On Thursday, 275 members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H.R. 1599, the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act. By voting for the DARK Act, these politicians voted against truth and transparency, against science, against the more than century-old right of states to legislate on matters relating to food safety and labeling. They voted against the 90-percent of Americans who are in favor of mandatory labeling of GMOs. They voted against the producers of non-GMO foods. They voted against you. Americans overwhelmingly support GMO labeling (we’re talking in the 90th percentile); you can view more proof of that support here, here and here. For example, according to ABC News:
Nearly everyone, moreover — 93 percent — says the federal government should require labels on food saying whether it’s been genetically modified, or “bio-engineered” (this poll used both phrases). Such near-unanimity in public opinion is rare. (Source: ABC News)
Before he was elected, Obama promised labeling of GMO foods:
I do not consent to GMO foods. I do not consent to any poisons being injected into or fed to me or my family. I do not consent to any lies or deceptions about poisons being injected into or fed to anyone anywhere in the world. I do not consent to government officials and representatives who lie about GMOs, or who oppose GMO labeling, or who ignore the will of the overwhelming majority of ordinary people they have a sworn duty to serve.
. Below is a list of politicians actively working to keep you and your family in the dark regarding the dangers of GMOs. Click here for their contact information. (Source) Alabama Byrne, Bradley (R-AL) Roby, Martha (R-AL) Rogers, Mike (R-AL) Aderholt, Robert (R-AL) Brooks, Mo (R-AL) Palmer, Gary (R-AL) Sewell,Terri (D-AL) Young, Don (R-AK) Kirkpatrick, Ann (D-AZ) McSally, Martha (R-AZ) Gosar, Paul (R-AZ) Salmon, Matt (R-AZ) Schweikert, David (R-AZ) Sinema, Kyrsten (D-AZ) Arkansas Crawford, Eric (R-AR) Hill, French (R-AR) Womack, Steve (R-AR) Westerman, Bruce (R-AR) California LaMalfa, Doug (R-CA) Garamendi, John (D-CA) McClintock, Tom (R-CA) Bera, Ami (D-CA) Cook, Paul (R-CA) Denham, Jeff (R-CA Costa, Jim (D-CA) Valadao, David (R-CA) Nunes, Devin (R-CA) McCarthy, Kevin (R-CA) Knight, Steve (R-CA) Royce, Ed (R-CA) Calvert, Ken (R-CA) Walters, Mimi (R-CA) Rohrabacher, Dana (R-CA) Issa, Darrell (R-CA) Hunter, Duncan (R-CA) Colorado Buck, Ken (R-CO) Tipton, Scott (R-CO) Lamborn, Doug (R-CO) Coffman, Mike (R-CO) Delaware Carney, John (R-DE) Florida Miller, Jeff (R-FL) Graham, Gwen (D-FL) Yoho, Ted (R-FL) Crenshaw, Ander (R-FL) Brown, Corrine (D-FL) DeSantis, Ron (R-FL) Mica, John (R-FL) Webster, Daniel (R-FL) Nugent, Richard (R-FL) Bilirakis, Gus (R-FL) Jolly, David (R-FL) Castor, Kathy (D-FL) Ross, Dennis (R-FL) Rooney, Thomas (R-FL) Hastings, Alcee (D-FL) Diaz-Balart, Mario (R-FL) Curbelo, Carlos (R-FL) Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana (R-FL) Georgia Carter, Buddy (R-GA) Bishop, Sanford (D-GA) Westmoreland, Lynn (R-GA) Price, Tom (R-GA) Woodall, Rob (R-GA) Scott, Austin (R-GA) Collins, Doug (R-GA) Hice, Jody (R-GA) Loudermilk, Barry (R-GA) Allen, Rick (R-GA) Scott, David (D-GA) Graves, Tom (R-GA) Idaho Labrador, Raul (R-ID) Simpson, Mike (R-ID) Illinois Kelly, Robin (D-IL) Lipinski, Daniel (D-IL) Roskam, Peter (R-IL) Davis, Danny (D-IL) Duckworth, Tammy (D-IL) Dold, Bob (R-IL) Foster, Bill (D-IL) Bost, Mike (R-IL) Davis, Rodney (R-IL) Hultgren, Randy (R-IL) Shimkus, John (R-IL) Kinzinger, Adam (R-IL) Bustos, Cheri (D-IL) Indiana Walorski, Jackie (R-IN) Stutzman, Marlin (R-IN) Rokita, Todd (R-IN) Brooks, Susan (R-IN) Messer, Luke (R-IN) Bucshon, Larry (R-IN) Young, Todd (R-IN) Iowa Blum, Rod (R-IA) Loebsack, David (D-IA) Young, David (R-IA) King, Steve (R-IA) Kansas Huelskamp, Tim (R-KS) Jenkins, Lynn (R-KS) Yoder, Kevin (R-KS) Pompeo, Mike (R-KS) Kentucky Whitfield, Ed (R-KY) Guthrie, Brett (R-KY) Rogers, Hal (R-KY) Barr, Andy (R-KY) Louisiana Scalise, Steve (R-LA) Richmond, Cedric (D-LA) Boustany, Charles (R-LA) Fleming, John (R-LA) Abraham, Ralph (R-LA) Graves, Garret (R-LA) Maryland Harris, Andy (R-MD) Ruppersberger, A. Dutch (D-MD) Michigan Benishek, Dan (R-MI) Huizenga, Bill (R-MI) Moolenaar, John (R-MI) Upton, Fred (R-MI) Walberg, Tim (R-MI) Bishop, Mike (R-MI) Miller, Candice (R-MI) Trott, Dave (R-MI) Lawrence, Brenda (D-MI) Minnesota Walz, Timothy (D-MN) Kline, John (R-MN) Paulsen, Erik (R-MN) McCollum, Betty (D-MN) Emmer, Tom (R-MN) Peterson, Collin (D-MN) Mississippi Kelly, Trent (R-MS) Thompson, Bennie (D-MS) Harper, Gregg (R-MS) Palazzo, Steven (R- MS) Missouri Clay, Lacy (D-MO) Wagner, Ann (R-MO) Luetkemeyer, Blaine (R-MO) Hartzler, Vicky (R-MO) Cleaver, Emanuel (D-MO) Graves, Sam (R-MO) Long, Billy (R-MO) Smith, Jason (R-MO) Montana Zinke, Ryan (R-MT) Nebraska Fortenberry, Jeff (R-NE) Ashford, Brad (D-NE) Smith, Adrian (R-NE) Nevada Amodei, Mark (R-NV) Heck, Joseph (R-NV) Hardy, Cresent (R-NV) New Hampshire Guinta, Frank (R-NH) New Jersey Norcross, Donald (D-NJ) LoBiondo, Frank (R-NJ) MacArthur, Tom (R-NJ) Garrett, Scott (R-NJ) Pascrell, Bill (D-NJ) Frelinghuysen, Rodney (R-NJ) New Mexico Pearce, Steve (R-NM) New York King, Pete (R-NY) Donovan, Daniel (R-NY) Stefanik, Elise (R-NY) Hanna, Richard (R-NY) Reed, Tom (R-NY) Katko, John (R-NY) Collins, Chris (R-NY) North Carolina Butterfield, G.K. (D-NC) Ellmers, Renee (R-NC) Jones, Walter (R-NC) Foxx, Virginia (R-NC) Walker, Mark (R-NC) Rouzer, David (R-NC) Hudson, Richard (R-NC) Pittenger, Robert (R-NC) McHenry, Patrick (R-NC) Meadows, Mark (R-NC) Adams, Alma (D-NC) Holding, George (R-NC) North Dakota Cramer, Kevin (R-ND) Ohio Chabot, Steve (R-OH) Wenstrup, Brad (R-OH) Jordan, Jim (R-OH) Latta, Robert (R-OH) Johnson, Bill (R-OH) Gibbs, Bob (R-OH) Turner, Michael (R-OH) Fudge, Marcia (D-OH) Tiberi, Pat (R-OH) Joyce, David (R-OH) Stivers, Steve (R-OH) Renacci, James (R-OH) Oklahoma Bridenstine, Jim (R-OK) Mullin, Markwayne (R-OK) Lucas, Frank (R-OK) Cole, Tom (R-OK) Russell, Steve (R-OK) Oregon Walden, Greg (R-OR) Schrader, Kurt (D-OR) Pennsylvania Kelly, Mike (R-PA) Perry, Scott (R-PA) Thompson, Glenn (R-PA) Costello, Ryan (R-PA) Meehan, Patrick (R-PA) Fitzpatrick, Michael (R-PA) Shuster, Bill (R-PA) Marino, Tom (R-PA) Barletta, Lou (R-PA) Rothfus, Keith (R-PA) Dent, Charles (R-PA) Pitts, Joseph (R-PA) Murphy, Tim (R-PA) South Carolina Wilson, Joe (R-SC) Duncan, Jeff (R-SC) Gowdy, Trey (R-SC) Mulvaney, Mick (R-SC) Clyburn, Jim (D-SC) Rice, Tom (R-SC) South Dakota Noem, Kristi (R-SD) Tennessee Roe, Phil (R-TN) Fleischmann, Chuck (R-TN) DesJarlais, Scott (R-TN) Cooper, Jim (D-TN) Black, Diane (R-TN) Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN) Fincher, Stephen (R-TN) Texas Gohmert, Louie (R-TX) Poe, Ted (R-TX) Johnson, Sam (R-TX) Ratcliffe, John (R-TX) Hensarling, Jeb (R-TX) Barton, Joe (R-TX) Culberson, John (R-TX) Brady, Kevin (R-TX) Green, Al (D-TX) McCaul, Michael (R-TX) Conaway, Michael (R-TX) Granger, Kay (R-TX) Thornberry, Mac (R-TX) Weber, Randy (R-TX) Hinojosa, Ruben (D-TX) Flores, Bill (R-TX) Jackson Lee, Sheila (D-TX) Neugebauer, Randy (R-TX) Smith, Lamar (R-TX) Olson, Pete (R-TX) Hurd, Will (R-TX) Marchant, Kenny (R-TX) Williams, Roger (R-TX) Burgess, Michael (R-TX) Farenthold, Blake (R-TX) Cuellar, Henry (D-TX) Green, Gene (D-TX) Johnson, Eddie (D-TX) Sessions, Pete (R-TX) Veasey, Marc (D-TX) Babin, Brian (R-TX) Utah Stewart, Chris (R-UT) Chaffetz, Jason (R-UT) Love, Mia (R-UT) Virginia Wittman, Robert (R-VA) Rigell, Scott (R-VA) Forbes, Randy (R-VA) Hurt, Robert (R-VA) Goodlatte, Bob (R-VA) Brat, Dave (R-VA) Griffith, Morgan (R-VA) Comstock, Barbara (R-VA) Washington Herrera Beutler, Jaime (R-WA) Newhouse, Dan (R-WA) McMorris Rodgers, Cathy (R-WA) Reichert, David (R-WA) West Virginia McKinley, David (R-WV) Mooney, Alex (R-WV) Jenkins, Evan (R-WV) Wisconsin Ryan, Paul (R-WI) Sensenbrenner, James (R-WI) Grothman, Glenn (R-WI) Duffy, Sean (R-WI) Ribble, Reid (R-WI) Wyoming Lummis, Cynthia (R-WY)
Additional sources: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2015/h462 http://www.ewg.org http://www.nytimes.com http://fortune.com http://www.justlabelit.org/right-to-know-center/polls-surveys/ http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=97567 http://www.cbsnews.com http://thehill.com .