Organic producers: Drop out of the outrageous anti-GMO labeling lawsuit
Big news: After more than 85,000 CREDO activists signed our petition urging organic dairy producers to drop out of the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) – the trade group that's suing to overturn Vermont's groundbreaking GMO labeling law – two major organic dairy producers have done just that.
Both Stonyfield Farms and Clover Stornetta Farms have decided to leave the IDFA, saying they're "under fire" from consumers who support Vermont's new law.1
This is a big win for the right to know what’s in our food. Now we need to keep putting pressure on the three major organic dairies who still haven't left the IDFA: Organic Valley, Aurora Organic, and Horizon Organic. Oral arguments in the Vermont GMO lawsuit were heard earlier this month, so this is a key moment to ramp up our campaign.
Sign the petition: Urge Organic Valley, Aurora Organic, and Horizon Organic to end their role in the attack on GMO labeling.
Vermont's first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law sets a strong precedent for passing similar laws in other states. But if IDFA’s lawsuit is successful, it could set the opposite precedent, stopping GMO labeling laws in other states from ever getting off the ground. And it could stop the push to enact a national GMO labeling standard.
Here’s what’s so crazy: these organic dairy producers have all stated their support for GMO labeling, and they oppose the IDFA's lawsuit.
But actions speak louder than words. By maintaining membership in the IDFA, they're giving credibility and legitimacy to a deeply anti-democratic effort to silence Vermonters and impose their own will on the legislative process.
Sign the petition now: Tell Organic Valley, Aurora Organic, and Horizon Organic to end their role in the attack on GMO labeling.
1. "Stonyfield Drops Out of Trade Group Opposing GMO Law," VT Digger, December 4, 2014.