Posted by Dave on March 6, 2012
Upset about Judge Buchwald’s decision to dismiss the case against family farmers versus Monsanto? Well, here’s something you can do about it. Today we need you to pick up your phone and make a call!
Right now members of Congress are writing a letter to tell the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it’s time to label genetically engineered foods.
In the next 48 hours your Senators and Congressperson needs to hear from you immediately. By Wednesday COB, a bicameral letter will be sent to the FDA calling for GMO labeling and we need as many members of Congress to sign this letter as possible.
But it’s up to you. Please click here to call your member of Congress today!
Today, an estimated 75 to 80% of processed food in the U.S. contains GMOs (genetically modified organism) and because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared GMOs “substantially equivalent” to foods produced with traditionally bred plants and animals, Americans have no idea that everyday they eat foods that contain genetically altered genes that have been engineered in a laboratory.
It’s time for that to change! Tell your Senator and member of Congress that You Have a Right to Know what You’re Eating and Feeding Your Family.
Pick up the phone to express Your Basic Right to Know! Sure phone calls are hard, but not as hard as being forced to eat GMOs in the dark.
For the past 15 years, Americans have been denied the basic right to know what’s in our food, despite the fact that more than 50 countries around the world already require labeling of genetically engineered food, including the European Union, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Even Russia and China label GMOs, allowing their citizens the fundamental right to know what they’re eating!
Why not the U.S.? Because giant biotech and seed companies like Monsanto have written the rules for our governmental regulatory agencies and paid billions in lobbying, public relations and campaign donations over the past two decades.
But people are tied of this type of crony capitalism and even members of Congress are standing up!
Please join Food Democracy Now! and our coalition allies, the Center for Food Safety in supporting Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) in calling on the Food and Drug Administration to label foods that have been genetically engineered in laboratories.
After all, who doesn't want to know where their food came from?
Thank you for participating in food democracy and remember, democracy is like a muscle, use it or lose it!
Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! team