Target: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Acting Commissioner Dr. Stephen Ostroff, M.D.
Goal: Label all foods with GMO ingredients on a national scale.
Lab rats fed Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) suffer measurable kidney and liver damage, cancer and early deaths. In spite of that horrible record, GMO’s are ingredients in 70 percent of the processed foods available in the United States. That means many, if not most, of us are eating them.
What’s even more outrageous, we’re not allowed to know when we eat GMO’s because they aren’t listed on food labels. The American people are not allowed to make an informed choice about what they put in their bodies and that breaks a promise labeling was supposed to deliver. Foods with GMO’s can even be labeled ‘natural,’ which is totally deceptive.
Over 90 percent of Americans want GMO labeling. Monsanto spends countless millions defeating labeling attempts in state after state. The chemical and seed giant immediately files lawsuits to invalidate election results if and when a state manages to pass a labeling law in spite of its massive campaign contributions.
Monsanto has made endless money selling the weed killer Roundup and now banned cancer-causing chemicals called PCB’s. The company is determined to kill all attempts at ever labeling its product with federal legislation that bans any labeling of GMO’s in food. This legislation denies the will of over 90 percent of the American people and makes a complete mockery of a democratic system. This thoroughly undemocratic action proves how vulnerable consumers are to eating unsafe food. We must have national labeling of all GMO’s, as is our right.
Our food supply is growing more and more consolidated while agribusiness secrecy labors to keep us in the dark about how the food we eat is produced. The right to know what’s in our food has long since been established and enhanced in labeling requirements. We should not have to demand our right for GMO transparency in court after court across the country while being massively outspent.
This is about an individual’s right to control what goes into their body. We must be allowed to make informed choices about the food we eat. Demand labeling for all GMO ingredients on a national basis.
Dear FDA Commissioner Dr. Ostroff,
It is wrong to grant any company the power to deny Americans their right to know what’s in their food, but Americans aren’t allowed to make informed choices when it comes to GMO’s. Monsanto has so much power; they’ve fought, in court after court, to deny Americans their right to know what they’re eating. Over 90 percent of Americans want GMO labeling while Monsanto pushes legislation denying them GMO transparency. This makes a mockery of our democracy.
GMO’s are ingredients in 70 percent of the processed foods available in the United States and these time savers are used by almost everyone. Lab rats fed GMO’s suffer measurable kidney and liver damage, cancer and early deaths. Despite these awful results, very little follow-up research has been done on human reaction to GMO’s and no information is provided about which foods they’re in.
The government is failing in its job to protect consumers from the threat of carcinogens and our democracy is failing to respond to the will of the people. We demand GMO labeling on a national basis wherever these ingredients are used in food.
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