The call for labeling of GE foods is sounding around the country. Today, the multi-partner “Just Label It” campaign has acquired 1 million supporters of a petition to the FDA calling for mandatory labeling of GE foods. This is a terrific move forward in urging our leaders and federal agencies to require labeling of GE foods. Do your members of congress support GE food labeling?
Reprinted from Just Label It 3/27/12 (original post):
Congratulations, together, we have made history. We now stand more than one million strong in asking the FDA to label genetically engineered (GE) foods. Today, March 27 is the date that the FDA is required to respond to the petition and it took us less than 180 days to accumulate a record breaking number of public comments—a testament to the power of our collective voices to demand our right to know what’s in our food. This campaign’s strength is due to the over 500 diverse partner organizations who helped galvanize the American people to this moment.
We know that one million is just a start. Today, a new national survey commissioned by Just Label It reveals that more than nine out of 10 of Americans across the political spectrum supports labeling food that has been genetically engineered. The new infographic below is a compelling visual that shares the results of the survey data.