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.