Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods

The United States is a country that labels everything from cosmetics to cleaning agents, but I find it surprising that there are no laws in the U.S. requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods. A recent survey concluded that 93% of Americans believe GE foods should be labeled. What the heck are they feeding us?

As a culinarian, I find this outrageous and I hope you do as well and help me take action,



It is estimated that 60%-70% of processed foods available in U.S. grocery stores likely contain some GE material,  This means plants and animals that have had their genetic makeup altered to exhibit traits that are not naturally theirs. These techniques use DNA molecules from different sources, sometimes different species, and combine them into one molecule to create a new set of genes (via Justlabelit.org)

Do you think this is right?  I do not.....

I was recently contacted by the JUST LABEL IT organization with the following email.  Please read and help this cause. 

A legal petition calling for the mandatory labeling of GE foods, written by attorneys at the Center for Food Safety, was submitted in September to the FDA. It was created on the premise that people have a right to know what is in their food, and to give consumers not only a voice, but a choice in how they can take action.  The FDA will take public comments on the petition. The FDA carefully considers official comments from the public when drawing upon a final ruling.



Please help their campaign by signing and circulating this petition to the FDA (http://justlabelit.org/takeaction)



Until I blog again- Eat Well, Live Life and Be Safe