I support GMO Labeling in Connecticut!

Right now in Hartford, H.B. 6519, a bill to label genetically engineered foods and H.B. 6527, a bill to label GMO baby food and infant formula, have been introduced in the Connecticut legislature and thousands of mothers, farmers and activists across the state are joining together to show their support! Citizens in 64 other countries enjoy the basic right of knowing if their food has been genetically engineered, but for the past 20 years Americans have been denied this basic democratic right.

Already the opposition is working behind the scenes and we need your help today! If passed, Connecticut would become the first state in the U.S. to require mandatory labeling of GMOs in our food.

At the moment, 13 new GMO crops are awaiting approval at the USDA, including Dow Chemical’s 2,4-D Agent Orange corn and the “botox” GMO apple. At the same time, the FDA is getting ready to approve genetically engineered salmon. If approved, Aquabounty’s GMO salmon would be the first genetically engineered animal allowed on the market and it would appear on your plates unlabeled!

With your help, we can change that! Join us to help make GMO labeling a reality in Connecticut!


A copy of your letter of support will be delivered to Governor Malloy, your Senator and Representative,

Dear Governor Malloy, Senator and Representative of the Connecticut Legislature,

As your constituent, I encourage you to support legislation that would label genetically engineered foods in Connecticut. Already, more than 60 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. If the same companies can label foods containing GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in Russia, China and South Africa, I believe they should label them in Connecticut as well. Labeling of genetically engineered foods is a reasonable and common sense proposal and I’m asking you to support H.B. 6519 AND H.B. 6527 because parents in Connecticut should know what’s in the food they’re feeding their families. Polls regularly show that more than 90% of Americans want labeling of genetically engineered foods, and a 2011 poll found that GMO labeling has broad bipartisan support, with 89% of Republicans, 90% of Independents and 93% of Democrats favor GMO labeling in the U.S. Join thousands of mothers, farmers and advocates in helping Connecticut lead the way on labeling of genetically engineered foods, because we have a right to know what’s in the food that we’re eating and feeding our families.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]