We need your help to make genetically engineered food labeling mandatory!
Senator Barbara Boxer and Representative Peter DeFazio are circulating a letter asking their fellow legislators to join them in writing the FDA in support of the Just Label It petition. This “Dear Colleague” letter reads, in part:
“Opponents of providing consumers this basic right to information will argue that it would only confuse consumers, be costly, or imply that the products are unsafe. Yet, the FDA requires the labeling of over 3,000 ingredients, additives, and processes. Providing basic information doesn’t confuse the public, it empowers them to make choices. Without labeling, consumers will continue to be deceived by current labeling practices. For example nearly 80% of processed foods on supermarket shelves contain GE ingredients, many marketed with labels such as ‘all natural’ or ‘natural’.”
Members of Congress will have until February 29 to join the Letter to the FDA. Please call your Senators and U.S. Congressperson NOW and let them know you want them to join the Boxer-DeFazio Dear Colleague letter to label genetically engineered food! It only took us about 5 minutes to call all three!
Phone: (202) 224-5641
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You can read the Executive Summary of the petition here: http://truthinlabelingcoalition.org/executive_summary_of_the_petition.html