I’m Sarah Alexander of Food and Water Watch, and I started a petition to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate , which says:
I urge you to support S. 511 and H.R. 913, the Boxer/DeFazio bills that would require labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs). Please also reject any bill that would preempt states’ rights to pass legislation requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods.
I am part of the 90% of voters who support requiring labels for GMOs. We have a right to know what is in our food so that we can make informed choices about the food we eat.
Please listen to the vast majority of Americans, support mandatory labeling of all genetically engineered foods and reject any bill that restricts states’ rights to require labels for genetically engineered foods.
Sign Sarah’s petition
Monsanto, Nestlé, Dow and Pepsi’s industry group, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, keeps trying to pass a federal bill that would effectively prevent the labeling of genetically engineered foods, or GMOs. If this kind of bill passes, even states that have already enacted laws requiring GMO labeling would be prevented from requiring labels. That’s why this kind of bill is commonly referred to as the Deny Americans the Right to Know (or DARK) Act.
Thankfully, legislation has been introduced that would require the labeling of all genetically engineered foods. Your legislators need to know that their constituents are watching and that they demand mandatory labeling for GMOs. Please sign this petition and tell Congress to support your right to know what’s in your food.
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