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Dear Oregon PSR Supporters,
canes - they're sticky, they're sweet, and they aren't what they seem.
These innocent stocking-stuffers are just one of many holiday goodies that could be made from genetically engineered ingredients. But if you go to the grocery store, you'd never know from looking at the package.
That’s because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s
current policy does not require products that use genetically modified
ingredients to be labeled that way. But there’s a great need. The government
estimates that about jaw-dropping 2/3 of processed foods contain genetically
engineered ingredients. And the majority of the livestock we consume have been
raised on genetically engineered grains!
That’s why Oregon PSR supports the Just Label It! Campaign, and why hundreds of thousands of people like you – from moms and teachers to farmers and small-business owners, as well as many health care professionals, have contacted the FDA. Over 400,000 people decided to speak out about why labeling is important.
You won’t be alone in your support. Not only have over 400,000 people already contacted the FDA, but a recent study shows that 93% of Americans support mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. It isn't the FDA's job to know how much public support there is for an issue - it's our job to show them how many of us care about labeling genetically engineered foods.
Unless the FDA hears from more people like us, they’ll think we don’t care about what’s in our food. Please do not be silent – submit your comment today. Together, we can reach our December 31 goal of 500,000 comments.
Most other developed countries – such as the 27 nations in the European Union, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Russia, and even China mandate the labeling of genetically engineered foods. The U.S. has no laws requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods. Now is our chance to change that.
Thank you for supporting Oregon PSR and the right to know what we eat.