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Petitioning State of rhode island and 3 others

Label Genetically Engineered Foods (GMOs) in Rhode Island (H 7042)

We have the right to know what’s in the food we’re eating and feeding to our families—we deserve an informed choice.

Genetically engineered foods have not been adequately tested; it’s unethical to be putting an experimental technology into the food we feed our families.

GMOs (genetically engineered and genetically modified organisms) were released into our food supply without independent long-term studies to prove that they are safe for human consumption. The FDA doesn't oversee the nature or extent of the testing these GMOs undergo. Instead, they allow the companies that develop them and profit from their sale to determine whether they are safe. The companies that create GMOs are the same companies that created toxic substances like DDT and Agent Orange (a chemical defoliant used in the Vietnam War) which have been found to cause serious generational disease. These companies knowingly lied and told us that these chemicals were safe decades ago. Now, the same companies developing GMOs and the related chemical herbicides and pesticides are asking us to “trust them” with our food. In fact, there are increasing numbers of independent studies showing that these agricultural chemicals and GMO technology can have negative environmental and multi-generational human health consequences.

Nearly 50 countries require labels on GMOs, and many of these also have severe restrictions or bans against GMO food production or sale. We deserve the same level of protection and information as citizens in other nations around the world.

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