I received a request today from my friends at JUSTLABELIT.ORG asking me to sign a petition and forward a letter to as many people as possible regarding the fact that we currently do not know if we are consuming a genetically engineered product in the United States. The request is not huge, it is simply a request for a label to be placed on the product stating the food has been genetically engineered, also known as GE. Something that the big corporations and factory farming monsters are totally against. This has been done via a legal petition, Docket # FDA-2011-P-0723-0001/CP and filed directly with the FDA.
By going to the following link you can state to the FDA that you want GE food labeled.
By taking this action you are impacting the decision making process at the FDA and will be benefiting not only yourself, but your family, friends, and the planet.
In addition, we ask that you tell everyone you know about this effort so they can follow suit and take the same action you just took. Following this is a form letter from my friends at justlabelit.org. I have sent this to everyone I know personally via e-mail and Facebook and am sharing it with you here today. Please, go sign the petition today and ask all of your friends and family to do the same. You can sign the petition to the FDA at http://justlabelit.org/takeaction
They are killing us with the things they are adding to food already, who knows what genetically altering the food supply may do to us down the road. These “farmers” are already guilty of devastating the planet with the “farming” practices being employed today and it is all in the name of greed. This shortsighted, uncaring methodology, which we as taxpayers are paying for through agricultural subsidies has to be stopped. We have the right to not only know about what is being done to our food and our planet, we have the right to have a say in what is being done. We are both the consumer AND the investor. It is time we use our collective voice to stand up for our rights.
These negligent practices remind me of a Cree Indian prophecy, which is one of my favorite sayings of all time (and can be purchased on a tee, coffee cup, noted cards etc. at my cafepress store which can be found on the bottom of the site ) :
Only after the last tree has been cut down;
Only after the last river has been poisoned;
Only after the last fish has been caught;
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.
Back to business…..You can learn more at the website http://justlabelit.org/.
Below is their letter, please feel free to copy and paste it and send it to your friends or direct them here for a copy and paste. It is imperative that we get the word out and demand our right to know what is being put in our food supply!
Tell your coworkers, friends, and family why the FDA needs to label genetically engineered foods and ask them to join you in speaking out!
Remember it is up to us to make a difference!
- Join Farm Aid and call for the FDA to mandate labeling for Genetically Engineered foods (stillisstillmoving.com)
- Food Inc director produces Right-to-Know GMO short (foodfreedom.wordpress.com)
- Just Label It! (ediblearia.com)
- US citizens – Demand the right to know what’s in your food (friknfrak.wordpress.com)
- Tell Walmart: Say no to GMO (ynative77.wordpress.com)