Campaign for Safe Food

149,741 Supporters

The Campaign for Safe Food is a grassroots effort to push government and corporations on issues like genetically modified organisms (GMOs), artificial dyes, chemical residues, and other potentially unsafe or un-tested products in the U.S. food supply.

Started 2 petitions

Victory
Petitioning U.S. Senate

Stop Unlabeled Genetically Engineered Salmon!

FDA recently approved genetically engineered salmon for human consumption, with no labeling requirement. The AquAdvantage salmon, a combination of Atlantic salmon, chinook, and ocean eelpout, are the first-ever genetically engineered animal approved for human consumption. FDA's own research* on AquAdvantage salmon shows that it is more disease-prone than non-GE Atlantic Salmon, increasing the likelihood that sick fish could infect native fish populations, especially in open aquaculture environments. At the Canadian test production site, the salmon were infected with a new, difficult to treat strain of infectious Salmon Anaemia, a deadly fish flu which has been devastating fish stocks around the world. There are additional problems with AquAdvantage salmon. First, the fish were shown to be up to 40% more likely to cause an allergic reaction in humans. Additionally, 5% of the fish presented as fertile - the FDA is partially basing their approval on the fish all being sterile females. If these fertile fish escape, they could potentially outcompete wild salmon and cause severe ecological damage. But even if the dangers of producing or consuming genetically engineered salmon are found to be negligible, the American public deserves a chance to evaluate and decide for themselves. With no labeling requirement, consumers won't be able to choose whether or not to purchase GE salmon. If AquAdvantage salmon are truly a superior product, they should compete openly on the market. *Source: Food and Drug Administration, AquAdvantage Salmon-Draft Environmental Assessment, 4 May 2012, p.40

Campaign for Safe Food
77,567 supporters
Victory
Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives

Stop the King Amendment to the 2013 Farm Bill

Right now, a House and Senate conference committee is hashing out the details of the 2013 Farm Bill. Within the House version of the bill is an amendment offered by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) that has the potential to wipe out states’ rights to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The amendment includes sweeping language about states’ rights to regulate food and farming, and could nullify a wide range of state and local measures regarding food safety, labeling, environmental requirements, humane treatment of farm animals, labor standards, and other important issues. The amendment could also overturn current bans on dangerous agricultural chemicals like methyl iodide, and allow a flood of these pesticides into our food supply. But there's still time to keep this dangerous amendment out of the final version of the Farm Bill. Please sign and share our petition today! To read more about this flawed and potentially disastrous amendment, click here.

Campaign for Safe Food
72,174 supporters