Thursday, January 26, 2012
What Did I Just Feed My Child?
What mother and activist Robyn O’Brien wants is simple: information. Because information can be the difference between a healthy kid and a sick one. That’s why Robyn started to pay more attention to ingredient lists, and why she’s one of many sharing their story in this new video.
Yet the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) won’t let you, or Robyn, or millions of people just like her, make informed consumer choices at the grocery store because current policy doesn’t require that genetically engineered foods be labeled. And while the verdict is still out on the impact of these ingredients, we should be able to decide for ourselves.
Click here to watch a video featuring the stories of Robyn, Heather and Jason Donatini, and Louann Clark. Then contact the FDA to ask them to support the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods.
What many people do not know is that over 80% of crops like corn and soy are genetically engineered. We eat these common foods day in and day out without realizing what we’re putting into our bodies.
As consumers, we have a right to know how the food we buy is produced, including whether it is genetically engineered. Requiring genetically modified foods to be labeled gives consumers the right to decide about what’s best for us and our families. But the current FDA policy is out of date with what consumers need to make decisions on what food they buy.
So it’s up to us to make sure the FDA knows how much support there is for this issue and to show them how many of us care about labeling genetically engineered foods. Until they hear from more people like us, they won’t update their policy and let us decide for ourselves.
That’s why Organic Gardens Network supports the Just Label It Campaign, and why over 500,000 people like you – from moms and teachers to farmers and small-business owners have contacted the FDA about why labeling is important.
Please submit a comment to the FDA today, and join the more than half a million Americans who have already spoken out on this issue.
Thank you for supporting Organic Gardens Network and the right to know what’s in the food we eat.
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