Unlabeled GMO fruits are about to invade America’s fields, plates and grocery stores – GMO apples have been approved – Now GMO peaches, pears, cherries, bananas and oranges are in the works!
On Friday, February 13th, the USDA shamelessly approved two new varieties of GMO apples engineered with a new, untested “gene silencing” technique that scientists believe could have negative and unintended consequences on human health and the environment.
The problem is, this is only the beginning. At the moment, the same company already has new varieties of GMO peaches, pears and cherries in development and a new GMO banana will be tested on student volunteers in Iowa sometime this year.
Unfortunately, once approved, these new GMO fruits will appear unlabeled on grocery shelves across the country. We need you to raise your voice today! It’s common sense folks – GMO labeling is as American as apple pie! Don’t let Monsanto and the biotech industry silence you or your genes today – Tell Congress to pass GMO labeling!
Dear Members of Congress,
I am writing because I support mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. As your constituent, I strongly urge you to support the bipartisan Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act, S. 511 introduced by Senator Boxer and H.R. 913 introduced by Representative DeFazio to require the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods and request that you sign-on as a Co-sponsor of this important legislation.
Public opinion polls regularly show that more than 90% of Americans support GMO labeling and it’s time that the U.S. join the rest of the civilized world when it comes to transparency in our food supply.
Unfortunately, last year Representative Mike Pompeo introduced dangerous legislation, known as the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, that not only prohibits mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods and undermine states’ rights to pass common sense GMO labeling laws, but would only allow “voluntary” labeling on “any products” from GMO plants “if those ingredients present a health or safety risk.” I am asking that you oppose Pompeo’s legislation, which threatens states’ rights and support the Boxer/DeFazio GMO labeling legislation.
For the past 20 years, the U.S. government has continued to deny any risk from genetic engineering, despite increasing scientific evidence that this flawed technology is potentially harmful to human health and the environment.
Already, 64 other countries around the world inform their citizens if their food has been genetically engineered in a laboratory with simple labels, and it’s time that we share that basic right.
In the past three years alone, the world’s largest biotech seed, chemical and food manufacturers have spent more than $100 million to deny Americans the right to know what’s in their food. If they already label their food products in all of Europe, Russia, China, Japan, Australia and in 64 countries, what are they trying to hide from the American public?
America must join the rest of the civilized world and pass a strong mandatory labeling bill that is in line with European standards to protect America’s right to know what’s in their food and inform consumers if our food has been genetically engineered.
Thank you for your consideration,
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