In a country that labels everything from cosmetics to cleaning agents, it’s surprising that there are no laws in the U.S. requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods. Yet 93% of Americans believe GE foods should be labeled.
We don’t think that’s right.
Many other countries including Japan, Australia, the European Union and even China require labeling of genetically engineered foods.
Tell the FDA you have a right to know what’s in your food.
Genetically engineered (GE) foods, also referred to as genetically modified, or GMOs, are according to biotech company Monsanto, “Plants or animals that have had their genetic makeup altered to exhibit traits that are not naturally theirs,” or could occur naturally.
We’ve joined an effort with hundreds of organizations representing millions of Americans called “Just Label It: We Have A Right to Know.” We’re petitioning the FDA to demand that products that use ingredients produced with genetic engineering be required to disclose this information on the label.
If you agree that you have a right to know if the food you are eating has been genetically engineered, send a message to the FDA. Let’s make sure the FDA hears loud and clear that Americans want GE foods labeled.
It is your right to know about your food.
Janelle Sorenson, Web MD