Sign the petition: Stop Monsanto and the Koch brothers

The email below is from Tom Colicchio, an advocate for better food policy in New York City, who is on the board of Food Policy Action and is head judge on the television show Top Chef. Tom started a petition on CREDO Mobilize, where activists can launch their own campaigns for progressive change. Will you help Tom send a message to Congress to reject a disastrous bill that would prohibit states from requiring genetically modified foods to be labeled by signing his petition and sharing it with your friends and family?

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Sign the petition: Reject Monsanto's attack on GMO labeling.

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Dear 5849376,

A war on your right to know what's in your food is coming straight to your kitchen table -- courtesy of Monsanto and the Koch brothers.

New legislation introduced by Representative Mike Pompeo -- whose number one political contributor is the Koch brothers -- aims to prevent labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). More than two dozen states have GMO labeling bills pending this year, but this legislation would preempt states from passing any of these bills.

We have to speak out now to stop it. That's why I started my own campaign on, which allows activists to start their own petitions. My petition to Congress says:

Consumers have a fundamental right to know what they're eating. We urge you to reject legislation that would prohibit states and the federal government from requiring genetically modified foods to be labeled.

Sign the petition: Stop Congress from making it illegal for states to require GMO labeling.

The bill is so dangerous that we've dubbed it the DARK Act -- "Deny Americans the Right to Know" -- because that's exactly what Monsanto and the Koch brothers are trying to do by keeping your food ingredients secret.

As a chef and a father of three boys, it's important for me to know what's in the food I'm feeding my kids and customers. As an advocate for better food policies and board member of Food Policy Action, it's absolutely critical that we stand up to elected officials who introduce bad legislation or vote the wrong way on good food policy.

The simple truth is consumers have the right to know what they're feeding their families. More than 90% of Americans support GMO labeling, but the United States is one of the only industrialized countries in the world without labeling laws. It's time for Congress to move us forward, not backward, when it comes to our right to know what's in our food.

Will you join me and add your name to my petition urging Congress to reject legislation that would prohibit states from requiring GMO foods to be labeled?

Thank you for your support.

Tom Colicchio

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