Do you know what's in your food?


 Oct 04, 2011 |  Written by Anupa Mueller

In a country that labels everything from cosmetics to cleaning agents, it's surprising that there are no laws in the U.S. requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods.  Yet 93% of Americans believe GE foods should be labeled.  We are joining with a broad coalition of businesses and organizations dedicated to food safety and calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require labeling to give consumers the right to know what's in our food.  Many other countries including Japan, Australia, the European Union and even China require labeling of genetically engineered foods.  Tell the FDA you have a right to know what's in your food by adding your voice. Genetically engineered foods (GE) foods or GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are "plants or animals that have had their genetic makeup altered to exhibit traits that are not naturally theirs".  We've joined an effort with hundreds of organizations representing millions of Americans called the "Just Label It:  We have a Right to Know" campaign.  It supports a petition to the FDA that calls for products that use ingredients produced with these organisms to disclose this information on the label.  If you agree you have a right to know if the food you are eating has been genetically engineered, send a message to the FDA.  It is your right to know about your food.  One clear way to avoid GE foods is to choose Organic.

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