By Tami Canal, MAM Founder
More of our democracy has died today. Despite the nearly 93% of American people that demand GMO labeling, today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of mighty corporations and the Grocery Manufacturers Association to circumvent any right We The People have to know what’s in the food we buy and feed our families.
Big dollars and biotech influence in D.C. have once again reigned supreme. It is an abomination that our elected officials time and again do the bidding of rich corporations instead of fulfilling the demands of the very people who put them in office.
We will not stop. The cronyism and corruption on display today is one of the fundamental reasons March Against Monsanto was created. It is our time in history to stop the corporate hijacking of our food supply.
This is not a fight to shelve for another generation. We are hanging on to the shreds of food freedom and, if we do not act, if we do not become a greater force to be reckoned with, all will be lost. Do not give up hope. We will march on.
Although the passing of the DARK Act today is a defeat, we still hold the power. Never has it been more important to grow your own food and support local farmers. Continue to stand by companies who are responsible.
And most importantly, wield your greatest weapon: the almighty dollar. Boycott Monsanto and other corporations who routinely choose wealth before health and profit over people. We hope to see everyone at the Food Justice March in D.C. October 16-17, 2015.