Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Friday, January 20, 2012

Tell the FDA You Want Genetically Modified Foods to be Labeled

From the Environmental Working group:
Dear Sara,

Do you know what's in the food you eat? I'm sure that, like me, you spend time in the grocery store reading labels and trying to make the healthiest choices for your family. But not everything is on those labels. Right now, there's absolutely no requirement to label foods that have been genetically engineered.

I think that's unacceptable. And so do more than 90 percent of Americans. Nearly 43,000 supporters of Environmental Working Group, including EWG Action Fund board member Robyn O'Brien, have already asked the federal Food and Drug Administration to require labeling of genetically engineered ingredients in the food we eat.

Robyn has joined the Just Label It campaign and worked with Food, Inc. director Robby Kenner to create a video about why we have the right to know what is in the food we eat. Please watch the video and then add your voice - to change the status quo, the FDA needs to hear from you today.

We're so close to our goal of 65,000 signatures on this petition. Will you help us make that mark?

Click here to watch Robby Kenner's new video and join him in signing our petition to the FDA. Tell government regulators that we want to know if genetically modified ingredients are in our food!

Genetically engineered foods are appearing on supermarket shelves with increasing frequency. More than 80 percent of crops like corn and soy are genetically engineered. Some 60 to 70 percent of processed foods available in American grocery stores likely contain some genetically engineered ingredients. We eat these common foods almost every day, without being fully informed about their content.

We have a right to know how the food we are eating is being produced so that we can make the right choices for ourselves and our families. By not requiring labeling, the FDA deprives us of that choice.

As part of the Just Label It campaign, EWG is working hard to make sure you get the information you need to make healthier choices. But we need your help. The FDA needs to hear from you, today, that you want the facts about what you are eating. Please take a moment to sign our petition.

Click here to hear Robyn's story and sign our petition to the FDA today. Help us get to 65,000 signatures today.

Thank you for taking action. You have the right to know what's in your food. Together, we'll make sure that happens.


Ken Cook
President, Environmental Working Group

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