Are there genetically engineered (GMO) ingredients in the food you're eating?
Right now, it's hard to know for sure, because there are no requirements for clear GMO labels on food packages. That's why we need a federal law to require real, clear GMO labels.
Sign the petition and tell your elected officials that you want to know what's in your food.Fill out the form below to add your name to the petition.
Genetically engineered food — or GMOs — are foods composed of ingredients derived from crops — and perhaps, soon, animals — that are altered with inserted genetic material to exhibit a desired trait. Most commercial GMO crops are developed to be either herbicide tolerant, allowing herbicides to kill weeds without harming crops, or insect resistant, which protects plants from destructive pests.
The industry promotes genetic engineering as an environmentally responsible, profitable way for farmers to feed a growing global population. But despite all the hype, genetically engineered plants and animals do not perform better than their traditional counterparts, and they raise a slew of health, environmental and ethical concerns.
GMO crops pose a serious threat to non-GMO crops, especially organic farms. Farmers can face significant economic hardship if genetically engineered crops contaminate their non-GMO and organic crops or organic livestock feed. Cross pollination is so common that even Monsanto admits that "a certain amount of incidental, trace level pollen movement occurs."
Polls show that a vast majority of consumers want food containing GMO ingredients to be labeled; consumers want to be able to decide whether to consume the products. Read more about GMO foods and the Let Me Decide campaign to make GMO labels the law.
Support clear labels on GMO foods
We all deserve the right to know what's in our food, and that includes GMOs. Over 90% of Americans support the labeling of food with GMO ingredients, but currently there's no clear way to know if your food contains GMOs.I urge you to support legislation to require clear, on-package GMO labeling so that everyone in the United States can have full transparency about what's in their food.
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