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Urge Washington State grocers to support labeling of genetically engineered foods
  • Petitioning Haggen Food and Pharmacy

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Haggen Food and Pharmacy
Town & Country Markets
Fiesta Foods
Thriftway
Yokes Grocery
Red Apple Markets

Urge Washington State grocers to support labeling of genetically engineered foods

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      Yes on 522

As a parent I make a lot of decisions for my family. Some are big: which car to buy or school district to live in. Some are smaller: low sodium or regular chicken broth, creamy or crunchy peanut butter, powdered or liquid laundry detergent.

One of my daughters doesn’t like crunchy so creamy is the easy choice. Sometimes knowing what the right choice is can be complicated. But as long as I have the information I need I can make the decision for myself.

When it comes to shopping for groceries I have lots of information to help me choose what to feed my family: there are labels for sodium and sugar levels, natural and artificial flavoring, and wild or farmed salmon.

But there are no labels for genetically engineered foods.

I want to make the right choices for my family, but the only way I can do that is if I have the information I need. And without a label, how can I make any decision, let alone the right one for my family.

This is why I’m urging my local grocers to give me the information I need to make informed decisions about what I feed my family.

I’m starting this petition to urge grocers to support Washington State’s labeling initiative so that I can make my own choices about buying genetically engineered food or not.

-Cynthia Cloutier
Arlington, WA

To:
Haggen Food and Pharmacy
Town & Country Markets
Fiesta Foods
Thriftway
Yokes Grocery
Red Apple Markets
Knowing if what I’m purchasing contains genetically engineered food is important to making informed decisions about what I eat and feed my family.

Please support labeling of genetically engineered foods by backing Washington State’s Initiative 522 which would require labeling of GMOs.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • melissa Goff GREELEY, CO
      • 4 months ago

      my best friend Niece died from this

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    • Mr. Derek Clark GREELEY, CO
      • 5 months ago

      I have friends and family members with food allergies. Some GMO's are ALLERGENIC to some individual consumers. People have DIED from unwittingly eating foods tainted by genetic manipulation/engineering !!!

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    • GENE BURKE WOODLAND HILLS, CA
      • 5 months ago

      Common sense. Of course label gmo's in foods & beverages too.

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    • Molly McVey COLUMBUS, GA
      • 5 months ago

      I'm signing this because it's ridiculous that consumers don't know what's in their food. It's ridiculous that the government is more interested in helping BIg-Ag make a buck (or, you know, billions of bucks) than in keeping consumers healthy. Because the federal government decided to take national health into its purview, it needs to actually Take National Health Into Its Purview. Do the job you said you were going to do. You are supposed to be trustworthy, and right now you shame everything you're supposed to stand for.

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    • Benjamin Betz LITITZ, PA
      • 8 months ago

      People have the right to know what they are consuming. Let us make our own health decisions!

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