Just Label It!
A coalition of nearly 400 businesses and organizations dedicated to food safety and consumer rights has called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods, to give consumers the right to know what is in our food.
The Just Label It: We Have a Right To Know campaign was created to advocate for the labeling of genetically engineered foods - also known as GM or GMO foods.
Without labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods, we cannot make informed choices about the food we eat.
In late September, a legal petition was filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling on the FDA to label genetically engineered foods.
We have joined with more than 300 organizations representing millions of consumers who believe Americans have a right to know what they're eating, and the right to make informed choices about what they eat.
We need to flood the FDA with comments from Americans from coast to coast to let them know that we care. At www.justlabelit.org, people can submit official comments to the FDA, voice their support for the petition and stay up to date on the initiative.
According to the Congressional Research Service, it is estimated that 60% to 70% of processed foods available in U.S. grocery stores likely contain some GE material.
Genetically engineered (GE) foods, are those that are altered at the molecular level in ways that could not happen naturally. This means plants and animals have had their genetic makeup altered to exhibit trats that are not naturally theirs.
Studies show that 93% of Americans agree that genetically engineered food should be labeled.
Most developed countries including the 15 nations of the European Union, Japan, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Russia and China have mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods.
There is a growing body of scientific research that indicates genetically engineered crops are not living up to their potential, and have credible reasons for consumer concern. For more information, check out http://www.justlabelit.org/why-label/what-are-ge-foods.
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