• JUST LABEL IT: Tell the F.D.A. To Label Our Food •

Over 90% of Americans believe genetically engineered (GE) foods should be labeled. Shockingly in the US they aren't required to be.

Here are a few facts about GE foods: 

  • Genetically engineered (GE) foods, also referred to as genetically modified, or GMOs, are those that are altered at the molecular level in ways that couldn't happen naturally. 
  •  It’s estimated that 60%-70% of processed foods available in U.S. grocery stores are likely to contain some GE material.
  • 5 products that are most likely to be genetically engineered (GE) unless they are USDA certified organic or Non-GMO Project Verified: Corn, Soy, Canola, Cotton, Sugar made from beets (sugar from cane is NOT GMO).

So if you want to know if the food you're buying at the market has been genetically engineered in any way, go to: JUST LABEL IT! There, you can read more about this movement and sign the petition!  As their motto says:  "Just label it!  We have the right to know what's in our food."

*Also, if you'd like to read even more - check out this informative article by Mark Bittman in the New York Times:  Why Aren't G.M.O. Foods Labeled?

1 comment:

  1. Just signed the petition. Thanks for the passing on the information!