Did you know that 80% of corn and soybeans grown in the U.S. are genetically engineered? Plus the FDA is preparing to approve genetically engineered salmon, which would be the first genetically engineered animal on the market in the U.S. But as consumers, we won't know the difference without mandatory labeling. We have no time to lose.
Consumers have a right to know how the food they buy is produced, including whether it is genetically engineered. Requiring labels empowers consumers to make informed choices about what's best for themselves and their families. Genetically engineered foods are required to be labeled in 15 EU nations, Russia, Japan, China, Australia, and other countries around the world. Now it's America's turn.
A legal petition has been filed calling on the FDA to label genetically engineered foods. Polls show 93 percent of Americans want this required labeling -- now make sure the FDA knows it. Send a letter to the FDA demanding labels for genetically engineered foods.
Dear Commissioner Hamburg,
I am writing to urge the FDA to require the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. I have a right to know about the food I eat and what I feed my family.
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In America, we pride ourselves on having choices and making informed decisions. Under current FDA regulations, we don't have that choice when it comes to GE ingredients in the foods we purchase and feed our families. Labeling is essential for me to choose whether or not I want to consume or feed my family genetically engineered foods.
Genetically engineered foods are required to be labeled in 15 European Union nations, Russia, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries around the world. As an American, I firmly believe I should also have the right to know if my foods have been genetically engineered.
A recent poll released by ABC News found that 93 percent of the American public wants the federal government to require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. As ABC News stated, "Such near-unanimity in public opinion is rare."
I hope you will listen to me and the other 93 percent of the American public who want mandatory labeling. Please show your support for the interests of the American people by labeling genetically engineered foods.
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