Stop the King Amendment to the 2013 Farm Bill
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Stop the King Amendment to the 2013 Farm Bill

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      Campaign for Safe Food

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January 2014

Victory

From Petition Creator: The King Amendment was stripped from the 2014 US Farm Bill.

Right now, a House and Senate conference committee is hashing out the details of the 2013 Farm Bill.

Within the House version of the bill is an amendment offered by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) that has the potential to wipe out states’ rights to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

The amendment includes sweeping language about states’ rights to regulate food and farming, and could nullify a wide range of state and local measures regarding food safety, labeling, environmental requirements, humane treatment of farm animals, labor standards, and other important issues.

The amendment could also overturn current bans on dangerous agricultural chemicals like methyl iodide, and allow a flood of these pesticides into our food supply.

But there's still time to keep this dangerous amendment out of the final version of the Farm Bill. Please sign and share our petition today!

To read more about this flawed and potentially disastrous amendment, click here.

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    1. Victory!

      The King Amendment was stripped from the US Farm Bill. We won!

    2. Reached 50,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Henry Spinnler BALL GROUND, GA
      • 7 months ago

      Because I have children and Grandchildren.. My daughter works in the baby ward and is seeing all kinds of birth defects. Baby's born with 1 eye, No ear lobes, 6 fingers on 1 hand . deformed toes, The schools are giving incentives to parents to buy these products through these companies."" Get the kids hooked early on these products.""

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    • Sheila Rekdal INDEPENDENCE, MO
      • 8 months ago

      Being healthy is a Necessity to living a full fruitful life...GMOs were not adequately tested before releasing them on the world. There is imperical evidence showing that the Monsanto products are creating conditions conducive to the development of many long term aliments. Monsanto is not paying for the medical care...but they are sueing farmers whose crops have been pollenated by the wind.

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    • Sheila Rekdal INDEPENDENCE, MO
      • 8 months ago

      Being healthy is a Necessity to living a full fruitful life...GMOs were not adequately tested before releasing them on the world. There is imperical evidence showing that the Monsanto products are creating conditions conducive to the development of many long term aliments. Monsanto is not paying for the medical care...but they are sueing farmers whose crops have been pollenated by the wind.

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    • Sheila Rekdal INDEPENDENCE, MO
      • 8 months ago

      Being healthy is a Necessity to living a full fruitful life...GMOs were not adequately tested before releasing them on the world. There is imperical evidence showing that the Monsanto products are creating conditions conducive to the development of many long term aliments. Monsanto is not paying for the medical care...but they are sueing farmers whose crops have been pollenated by the wind.

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    • Kimberly Thompson N. LITTLE ROCK, AR
      • 8 months ago

      I don't want to eat unsafe food. If they want to put it on their tables and feed it to their kids then let them raise their own cattle and have at it. Keep our food safe for our kids and us.

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