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Rep. Steve King (R-IA) added an amendment to the Farm Bill, which
is waiting on the floor of the House for a vote. This amendment may well have
negative implications for GMO labeling. A state that requires GMO labeling on
its food, it could be argued, creates a trade barrier between a state that does
not require GMO labeling.
This could run up against the dormant commerce clause, which
limits individual state authority to regulate intrastate commerce even in the
absence of a conflicting federal law. This is a back-door
way of dissuading states from passing labeling laws. It could prevent states from banning
GMO products altogether.
Please contact your representative immediately and ask him
or her for an amendment to strike the King Amendment from the House Farm Bill!
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Dear [Decision Maker],
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