Please Send Your Message about Growth Hormone to Gov. Rendell NOW!

Please Send Your Message to Pennsylvania Now

Everyone - Please send a comment to Ed Rendell, Governor of Pennsylvania,
protesting the state’s upcoming ban on any kind of rBGH-free type labeling.
If you already have, thank you!

Our rights as consumers and citizens are being denied -
we must stand up to Monsanto and their bedfellows.
The contact information is:
To send an e-mail directly, use [email protected]
or you can go to this URL on the governor’s website:
To telephone the Governor's Office call: (717) 787-2500.
To fax, the number is (717)-772-8242.
To mail a letter, use this address:
Governor Edward G. Rendell's Office
225 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120
This isn’t just a Pennsylvania issue. This ban applies to all dairy products
sold in the state  affecting dairies all over the country. For instance, this
would impact Tillamook and Nancy’s Yogurt in Oregon.
Moreover, Monsanto’s supporters are mounting the same attack in other
states, including Ohio and New Jersey. If we win in Pennsylvania, we’ll
demonstrate to other states that consumers will not stand for this suppression
of the truth. This isn’t just about the market, this is about free speech - democracy itself.
Just say what you believe and tell it straight from the heart.
Suggested messages – please feel free to put any of these in any of your own words:
Option 1 - If you only have a minute, these are the two most critical points to make:
*Consumers have the right to know what’s in their food.
*Dairies have the right to inform consumers what’s in their products.
Pennsylvania’s ban is nothing less than suppressing free speech - this is censorship."
When writing or calling, please note your name and address. This is a nationwide issue.
Option 2 – If you have a little more time, include:
*Consumers have the right to know what’s in their food.
*Dairies have the right to inform consumers what’s in their products.
Other important points you can add:
*There are significant differences between rBGH and rBGH-free milk.
Scientists in the U.S., Canada and the European Union have all questioned
the safety of rBGH, especially in increasing the risks of cancer and antibiotic
resistance in humans. Codex Alimentarius, the United Nations main food safety
body, TWICE decided it could not endorse the safety of rBGH for human health.
*There is no doubt that rBGH increases disease rates in dairy cows – even the
FDA acknowledges this and the health risks are listed right on the rBGH
package insert. In addition to having concerns about human health, Canada
and the European Union have banned the use of rBGH officially on animal
welfare grounds. Virtually every animal protection agency in the country,
including the Humane Society of the U.S. and Animal Protection Institute,
opposes it.
*Health Care Without Harm, an international coalition of over 440
organizations in 52 countries promoting safe and healthy practices in
hospitals, has stated its official opposition to rBGH based on human
and animal health risks.
*We’re not confused about these labels and we’re not stupid –
we know exactly what they mean. This ban isn’t about protecting
consumers, it’s about protecting Monsanto’s profits.
*The more consumers learn about rBGH, the more they want
rBGH-free products. Our right to make an informed buying decision
is being suppressed by the state of Pennsylvania.
*Tell your story straight from the heart – as a mother, father,
doctor, nurse, scientist, farmer, dairy processor, retailer,
teacher, student, etc.
Please note your name and address

It’s time to stand up and be counted –

Rick North, Project Director – Campaign For Safe Food
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
[email protected]

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