This time of year is filled with lit up trees, big red bows, festive carols, and holiday treats – and lots of them. But what you might not know is that many of the holiday favorites our kids are eating in school, at home, and at parties – innocent treats like candy canes – are likely made with genetically engineered ingredients.
Don’t we have a right to know what foods our kids are eating?
Unfortunately, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t think so: there’s no requirement for products that use genetically modified ingredients to be labeled. The government estimates that a jaw-dropping 2/3 of processed foods contain genetically engineered ingredients. And the majority of the livestock we consume have been raised on genetically engineered grains. But you’d never know by looking at food labels.
That’s why the Food Conspiracy Co-op supports the Just Label It! Campaign, and why hundreds of thousands of people like you – from moms and teachers to farmers and small-business owners – have contacted the FDA. Over 400,000 people decided to speak out about why labeling is important. Will you join them?
Click here to contact the FDA and ask them to support the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods.
You won’t be alone in your support. Not only have over 400,000 people already contacted the FDA, but a recent study shows that 93% of Americans support mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. It isn’t the FDA’s job to know how much public support there is for an issue – it’s our job to show them how many of us care about labeling genetically engineered foods.
For this campaign to be successful, we need your help. Unless the FDA hears from more people like us, they’ll think we don’t care about what’s in our food. Please do not be silent – submit your comment today. Together, we can reach our December 31 goal of 500,000 comments.
Most other developed countries – such as the 27 nations in the European Union, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Russia, and even China mandate the labeling of genetically engineered foods. The U.S. has no laws requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods. Now is our chance to change that.
Let’s make this the last holiday season when we don’t know what’s in our food. It’s time to speak out and ask the FDA to label genetically engineered foods.
Thank you for supporting the Food Conspiracy Co-op and the right to know what we eat.