Our government is moving forward on mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food.
There are twenty women in the Senate, representing thirteen states. Twelve of them have already introduced or co-sponsored The Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know-Act introduced and passed an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2014 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, or requested an Executive Order from President Obama to require labeling of genetically engineered food. These Senators are passionate about the right of mothers and others to know what they are buying at the grocery store and feeding their families. Many other members of Congress support them, and so does the First Lady.
The American Medical Association has adopted a new policy recommending mandatory pre-market safety testing of genetically engineered food. Thirty states have launched labeling intiatives. When labeling is required in the U.S., food manufacturers will contract for their next year’s supply of corn, soy, canola, and sugar from farmers who will plant non-gmo seed. They know folks don’t want to buy food made with genetically engineered ingredients.
As we are well aware, democracy is not a spectator sport. Think about it. For most of the people in this country, the only food available has been genetically engineered. Please, pick up the phone and speak to your representatives. Support the work of Truth in Labeling Coalition to ensure pure food and the freedom to choose what we eat. These efforts, begun in July 2007, have engaged more than 450 members of Congress, the Senate Committees on H.E.L.P and Agriculture, the House Sub-Committee on Health; and hundreds of food cooperatives and manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada.