Pesticide and Environmental Update
Take a Stand on GE Food Labeling
More than 90% of Americans want to know when we’re eating genetically engineered (GE) food. Up to 80% of non-organic food on our shelves contains a GE ingredient. We’re concerned, and rightly so.
Much of the rest of the world — including Japan, Australia, the European Union and China — require genetically engineered foods to be clearly labeled. But in the U.S., biotech companies like Monsanto enjoy unfettered and unlabeled access to the market.
Just label it: It’s time, and we have a right to know. Along with more than 300 organizations, we’re urging the FDA to require labeling of GE foods. Will you join us?
For too long, biotech companies like Monsanto have exerted undue influence on our food system while making promises they fail to keep. After 14 years of commercialization, and millions of dollars in publicly funded research, the agricultural biotech industry has yet to deliver on the drought-resistant, high-yield products promised. Their GE seeds require more pesticide use, not less.
Now they expect the public to simply trust that their products are safe.
Take Action: Please sign the petition today and ask the FDA to require transparency and labeling. We have a right to know what’s in our food. And no, we don’t trust the broken promises of biotech. Just label it.
This alert is from: Pesticide Action Network North America