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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Farm Bill GMO Labeling Amendments NEED to added

Dear Folks,

This is so important - whether you care about GMOs or not - we as consumers should have a choice and labeling is what will give us that choice.

Monsanto just won one in the US Supreme Court - make sure they don't get these amendments deleted.

Please share this with everyone.

Catherine, The Herb Lady

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The full U.S. Senate is debating the Farm Bill, S.954, this week.

Like the last several Farm Bills, the proposed Farm Bill will generally support the large consolidated corporate agriculture system.

 There are several potentially significant amendments on specific topics that affect sustainable farmers and local food consumers.

Please take action--call your U.S. Senators about the amendments listed below!

Your calls really do make a difference!

Please share this alert with friends and family.

Action to Take Call BOTH of Your U.S. Senators

Here are Arizona Senators' Flake and McCain Telephone numbers:

Senator Flake:
By phone:
Phoenix - 602-840-1891
Washington - 202-224-452

Senator McCain:
Phoenix - 602-952-2410
Washington - 202-224-2235

Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121, tell them your State and
ask to be connected to your Senators' offices. You can also find your
Senators and their contact information at

When you reach the each Senator's office, ask to speak to the staffer
who handles agricultural issues.

Convey this Message:

"I am a constituent from ____ (state) calling about the Farm Bill and
I urge Senator _______ to:

1) Vote YES on King's Amendment #1042 to clarify the exemption for
small farmers under the Food Safety Modernization Act;

2) Vote YES on the Tester "Seeds & Breeds" Amendment #972 to dedicate
a portion of USDA's research to classical breeding;

3) Vote YES on all of the amendments protecting farmers and consumers
from GMOs:

Merkley's Amendment #978 to repeal the biotech rider, aka "Monsanto
Protection Act";

Begich's Amendment #934 to ban GMO salmon;

Boxer's Amendment # 1025 to support labeling of GMOs;

Sanders' Amendment #965 recognizing states' right to adopt GMO
labeling requirements at the state level;

4) Vote YES on King's Amendment #1033 to require FDA to do an analysis
of the science and costs imposed by its proposed regulations under the
Food Safety Modernization Act;

5) Vote YES on Boxer's Amendment #1027 to protect honeybees and other

6) Vote YES on Grassley's Amendment #969 to improve enforcement of
antitrust laws and address consolidation of our agricultural system;

7) Vote YES on Wyden's Amendment #952 to remove the prohibition on
planting hemp;

8) Vote NO on Johanns' amendment to eliminate Country of Origin
Labeling (COOL).

-- Catherine, The Herb Lady


Catherine, The Herb Lady said...

Here is a link to find which of your senators voted against this amendment. Senator John McCain of Arizona voted against. Senator Jeff Flake did not vote.

Valencia said...

This is cool!