Consumers Demand To Know The Truth
A 2010 Thomson Reuters PULSE Healthcare Survey, “National Survey of Healthcare Consumers: Genetically Engineered Food” showed that 93% of Americans believe GE foods should be labeled. Labeling is required in countries including the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Brazil and China.
Why not the United States of America? Isn’t 93% a big enough number to matter?
On November 10, 2007, then Senator Barack Obama, at a rural summit with more than 400 Iowa farmers and activists from across the country present, recognized America’s right to know what’s in their food and pledged to label genetically modified food when elected. He stated, “Here’s what I’ll do as President. I’ll immediately implement Country of Origin Labeling because Americans should know where their food comes from. And we’ll let folks know whether their food has been genetically modified because Americans should know what they’re buying.”
Yet, on the contrary, the FDA says that no genetically foods need to be labeled. I disagree. We have a right to know what we are eating and we should be able to choose whether or not to try these newfangled foods.
Take Action Now!
If you agree with me, please click here to urge FDA Commissioner Hamburg to require labeling of all genetically engineered food. And thanks for taking action.
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