Honor Your Pledge to Require Labeling of Genetically Modified Food
In 2007, Candidate Barack Obama said that he would "let folks know whether their food has been genetically modified, because Americans should know what they’re buying."
According to the polls, the vast majority of Americans want the right to know what is in their food. Voter support for labeling of bioengineered foods is nearly unanimous. According to a political opinion survey conducted by The Mellman Group in 2012, nearly all Democrats (93% favor, 2% oppose), Independents (90% favor, 5% oppose) and Republicans (89% favor, 5% oppose) are in favor of GMO labeling.
Genetically modified food crops have never been adequately evaluated for human or environmental safety. Instead of testing these experimental food crops, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relies on the honor system: if chemical companies like Monsanto sign a statement saying their new crops are safe, the FDA grants their approval.
Join us in asking President Obama to honor his campaign promise and instruct the FDA to require labeling of GMOs.
During your campaign in 2007, you promised to require labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It's time to honor that pledge.
According to a political opinion survey conducted by The Mellman Group in 2012, more than 90 percent of Americans support having the right to know about genetically modified ingredients in their food.
Please instruct the Food and Drug Administration to require food suppliers to label genetically modified organisms in their products.
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