Tell Congress: Label Genetically Engineered Foods!

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We can all agree that we should know what's in our food. Unfortunately, because we don't require labeling for foods with genetically engineered ingredients (commonly known as GMOs), you don't know if the food you are eating has ingredients that have been altered in ways that could never happen in nature.

We have a chance to change that. Senator Barbara Boxer and Congressman Peter DeFazio have introduced federal legislation to require labeling of GMO foods.

Send the email below to your members of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor this important bill.

Learn more about Genetically Engineered Foods (GMOs)

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.

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Please co-sponsor legislation to label GMOs

Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent, I urge you to co-sponsor federal legislation introduced by Senator Barbara Boxer and Congressman Peter DeFazio to require genetically engineered foods (commonly known as GMOs) to be labeled. Consumers should have the right to know what is in our food. I urge you to co-sponsor this important bill and work to ensure that it provides the strongest possible protections for consumers.

Please give consumers in the U.S. the right to know what's in our food by co-sponsoring federal legislation to require labeling of genetically engineered foods.

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