Issue an executive order requiring labeling of all GMO foods
  • Petitioned President Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama

Issue an executive order requiring labeling of all GMO foods

    1. Jeffrey Colin
    2. Petition by

      Jeffrey Colin

      Las Cruces, NM

The largest majority of the American People want to have all information about their food available to them when making food purchasing choices. There is substantive debate about the safety of Genetically Modified Foods. While this debate is ignored by much of the mainstream media, the U.S. Legislature, and business leaders, American citizens have a constitutional right to know what is contained in the food they purchase, and how those foods are produced. President Barack Obama has the legal authority to direct the Food and Drug Administration to require labels identifying foods which contain components that have been engineered or altered at the genetic level. The doctrine of "Substantial Equivalence" that was established by international agreement, and imposed upon the American people by the Administration of George H.W. Bush essentially violates the first amendment rights of American to choice by prohibiting the labeling of products containing components that were produced via means where the science is not only incomplete, but is also disputed. President Barack Obama has the legal authority to, just as the Administration of George H.W. Bush did, determine how a product is labeled by instructing the FDA to require labeling of all Genetically Modified components of foods. This needs to be done immediately. There is no reason that such labeling should not exist, even if it is determined later on that some Genetically Modified components are, in fact, safe. We require that substances on the Generally Recognized As Safe list be included on food labels, and the exemption of GMO components is a clear surrender of the constitutional rights of Americans to special interests that fear that informed people will demand further study of GMO safety. Here is an excellent article to read: http://fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2012/may/29/dan_quayle_and_michael_taylors_nightmare_lives_on/

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Pushed past 600 signatures without any major organizational support!

      Jeffrey Colin
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks for spreading this around! Hope that some group will spread this petition around at some point! It is time for people to take matters into their own hands and not wait for government to come to THEM on these issues! WE ARE THE GOVERNMENT! THE POWER OF THE GOVERNMENT FLOWS FROM THE PEOPLE! SPREAD THIS AROUND EVEN MORE AND MAKE YOURSELF EVEN MORE POWERFUL!

    3. If you signed this petition, send me a friend request!

      Jeffrey Colin
      Petition Organizer

      I would be deeply honored if anyone who has signed this petition would send me a friend request! Peace and Compassion to you!

    4. Please ask Change.org to feature this petition!

      Jeffrey Colin
      Petition Organizer

      This petition has garnered lots of signatures without the help of any major organizations, solely on word of mouth. If Change.org would feature it, there is a good chance it might go viral and actually catch the attention of President Obama in a major way! I will put the link below. Also, if you are happy with the petition and would like to help out the person who wrote avoid being homeless, visit here: http://rkthb.co/9390. My sincerest apologies for even mentioning that, but felt I needed to. The link to Change.org requests is below. This issue affects every person in the United States, and ultimately the world. Thanks.

    5. Thanks for the continued signatures! Keep spreading the word!

      Jeffrey Colin
      Petition Organizer

      Please spread this petition all over the Internet. Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, etc! While I hope it convinces President Obama to sign such an Executive Order, even if it doesn't, a large number of signatures would at least help the efforts of those trying to get laws passed in states across the United States! Just keep that in mind!

    6. The Sustainable Vistas SuperPAC Creation Fund link.

      Jeffrey Colin
      Petition Organizer

      Here is the link to the related SuperPAC under development!

    7. Help us foment further similar effort via a "People's SuperPAC"!

      Jeffrey Colin
      Petition Organizer

      Those of us involved in putting this petition together have been developing a SuperPAC to address this, and numerous other issues. It is called Sustainable Vistas, and it is under development by people on the receiving end of GMO Policies, and other destructive policies. It is non-partisan, and focused on results over ideologies. You can see more about this project at the link immediately below. If you would like to donate to our Fundrazr.com SuperPAC Creation Fund, click this link: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/bKoY1. We are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to put the power of Citizens United to work for people like YOU, who want to know when you are eating GMO foods, and who care about gaining more control over their lives. Again, check out the link below. Donate if you can! We will continue to do petitions like this! And expect to see even more direct and powerful actions from us! Thanks.

    8. Thanks! We reached 500! THANKS TO EVERYONE!!!

      Jeffrey Colin
      Petition Organizer

      It is amazing how many people have signed this Petition! I hope it eventually goes viral, as a reward to all the people who have taken the time to sign it! It is my further hope that President Barack Obama, and Mitt Romney will begin to discuss this issue NOW in their debates. If enough people eventually sign this, it is entirely possible that President Obama will concede to the will of the people, and ignore the special interests, and sign an Executive Order requiring labeling of all GMO Foods. Until then, thanks, and keep spreading the word around!

    9. Reached 500 signatures
    10. Keep spreading the word! Make this petition have force!

      Jeffrey Colin
      Petition Organizer

      For a petition that has not been pushed by any major organization, this one is doing very well! We just need to use person-to-person power to move it forward! Show those who want to stop GMO labeling that the masses really do have power! Have everyone you know sign the petition! Ask them to have everyone they know sign as well! It is not too late to make this petition go viral! Thanks to all that have signed!

    11. THIS is why this kind of petition is important!

      Jeffrey Colin
      Petition Organizer

      Forces opposed to GMO labeling are attempting to line up opponents to spread misinformation about GMO labeling. It is important to show that lots of people want this information to counter their efforts! Thanks.

      http://www.anh-usa.org/empire-strikes-back-against-california-gmo-initiative/

    12. THANKS AGAIN TO ALL WHO HAVE SHARED THIS PETITION!

      Jeffrey Colin
      Petition Organizer

      It is my sincere hope that this petition will eventually go "viral," and prompt President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to begin including this issue in their campaign discussions. It is my hope that such discussions would lead people in all sectors of our society to start actively promoting this cause with great vigor. I am gratified that so many people have signed the petition, and obviously many people have shared it. People have a right to know what they are eating. The President has the power to mandate this labeling, and really should use it. At the very least, we should be hearing about this issue as part of ALL political campaigns. It is time for Americans and the world to recognize that WE ARE THE GOVERNMENT, AND THEY ARE OBLIGATED TO RESPOND TO OUR NEEDS AND DESIRES. We want to know what is in our food. They need to ensure that we are told. Again, thanks!!!

    13. Express yourself via your reasons for signing! Your compassion matters!

      Jeffrey Colin
      Petition Organizer

      Why you sign this petition is important too! Share your concerns with those who have signed and are considering signing this petition! You are obviously intelligent and compassionate if you are taking the time to sign this petition! Let that intelligence and compassion flow to others!

    14. Reached 250 signatures
    15. THANKS!!! 200 Signatures reached! Let's keep going!

      Jeffrey Colin
      Petition Organizer

      THANKS! While it would be wonderful if this petition could reach every single consumer in the United States, and the world, it is gratifying to know that a core of people have responded to the call to ask the Chief Executive of the United States to set an example for the United States and the world, and mandate that consumers have basic information about the composition of their food. This petition does not ask for any condemnation of GMO foods. It simply asks that consumers be given the right to make purchasing and consumption choices based on COMPLETE INFORMATION. Just like some do not wish to eat High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), and the Food and Drug Administration refused to allow a name change from HFCS to "Corn Sugar" because it would confusing or misleading to consumers. The same principle SHOULD apply to GMO foods. We have a RIGHT TO KNOW. THANKS AGAIN, but let's spread this around the Internet and anyplace else that will listen. Let's get the President to hear us LOUDLY!

    16. Reached 200 signatures
    17. Feel free to post this Petition anywhere you like!

      Jeffrey Colin
      Petition Organizer

      My only concern in creating this petition was freedom of choice. For those wishing to eat GMO foods, that is their choice to make. However, when a consumer has no knowledge that GMO components are in their food, this is an affront to Democracy, and is not even true Capitalism. If vendors want to sell me a food product, their marketing and labeling should reflect all information about that product, so that I, the consumer, can make an informed choice as to whether or not I wish to consume it. Denying consumers access to information that they obviously wish to have is a total denial of justice and decency. It is an attack on freedom of speech, as well as an attack on personal safety. I am humbly asking for anyone reading and signing this petition to take it across the Internet, and help it go viral. This issue needs to be center stage in the Presidential Campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The won't feel compelled to pay attention unless a lot of people demand they pay attention.

    18. Reached 100 signatures
    19. Anyone working on this issue, PLEASE feel free to use this petition!

      Jeffrey Colin
      Petition Organizer

      If you are an individual or organization working on this issue, I offer my blanket permission to use this in any way you might wish, as long as it helps get the petition signed! I am not interested in whether or not it is used to raise funds for your organization, or to sell your books. I am just interested that it get enough signatures to encourage President Obama and other significant policy makers to respond and act on this issue! If you have any questions, however, please feel free to contact me at the link below.

    20. Feel free to create a video in support of this petition and post it!

      Jeffrey Colin
      Petition Organizer

      This is an extremely important cause, and I would be welcome the assistance anyone wishing to create a video in support of the petition and post it on YouTube, or some similar website. In this election year, it is extremely important that GMO labeling be acknowledged as an issue of great importance! The safety and integrity of the food that we eat is easily as important as (or actually MORE IMPORTANT than) the Debt or any other issue that is being emphasized in the election rhetoric of 2012! Without safe and reliable food, we will perish. So, create a video and post it on YouTube or some similar website and link it back to this petition! We really DO have a right to know what we are eating!

    21. Reached 50 signatures
    22. Please consider sending this link to relevant organizations.

      Jeffrey Colin
      Petition Organizer

      This petition is addressing an important issue that many organizations have discussed for many years. If they were to ask their members and followers to sign this petition, it could possibly affect the course of the Election. During an Election year especially, it is important for the people to make their needs known to the candidates. President Obama is running for reelection, and is likely to be very responsive to this kind of effort if enough people sign the petition. There are numerous organizations that are involved in Food Safety, Environment, Fair Trade, Human Rights, and others, that have mentioned this issue before. PLEASE consider sending messages to all of them asking them to support this petition! Thanks.

    23. Reached 25 signatures
    24. Please share this petition with EVERYONE you know!

      Jeffrey Colin
      Petition Organizer

      If this petition goes viral it may encourage not only the possibility of President Barack Obama actually issuing an Executive Order to this effect, it will minimally introduce this subject into the mainstream of issues being discussed in relation to the upcoming elections! It is essential that we push back against the special interests! For more information, go to the link below: (the Organic Consumers Association has not endorsed this petition. I am only including their link because they have been doing long standing work in this area.)

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • KELSEY Payne VISTA, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      FDA man up and stop being cowards what are you afraid of? losing money? then switch to non gmo certified organic oh and stop contributing to obesity and cancer !

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    • Cheryl Spata PAHRUMP, NV
      • almost 2 years ago

      We have the right to know what we are buying and putting into our families bodies. GMO's are unhealthy. Citizens have the right to choose how they will feed their families.

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    • Julie Curtis FORT BLISS, OK
      • almost 2 years ago

      We deserve the right to know what is in our food! Please Mr. President, I believe in you and I know you will do the right thing.

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    • Carl Dichter SCOTTSDALE, AZ
      • about 2 years ago

      Consumers have right to know what their eating.

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    • Harriet Garner RIO VISTA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      American deserve labeling of all GMO foods in order not to ingest toxic food products.

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