Tell FDA to Just Label GMOs

March 22, 2012 · 9 comments

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Do you know how many GMOs are in your food? Probably not. The FDA has allowed food companies to hide GMOs by not labeling them. They have allowed this even though there is no proof that GMOs are safe for human consumption.

This is flagrant negligence in the face of the many scientists who are very concerned that GMOs pose a serious health risk. The FDA has ignored these concerns.

The Center for Food Safety has filed a formal legal petition with FDA demanding that the agency require the labeling of genetically modified foods. The Farm-To-Consumer-Legal-Defense-Fund and hundreds of other nonprofits are supporting the petition.

Please help support this effort by sending your comments to the FDA!

Read more about this label GMOs campaign from the Weston Price Foundation.

Read what Pete Kennedy, President of the Farm-To-Consumer-Legal-Defense-Fund has to say:

Transgenic seeds should not be on the market. They are a threat to the future of farming and consumer freedom of choice. Monsanto should not be suing farmers whose land the company’s products contaminate; Monsanto should be paying them damages.

-Pete Kennedy, Esq., President of FTCLDF

Countries around the world require labeling of GM foods

Fifteen European Union nations, Russia, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries around the world require genetically modified foods to be labeled. Consumers in those countries are able to choose whether or not they buy and eat GM foods.

The deadline for comments is Tuesday, March 27th!

PETITION Commissioner Hamburg to Just Label It!

You can help by signing the petition at Just Label It.

Other ways to get your voice heard

Keep in mind that the government’s online system often malfunctions, so it’s best to write your comments on your computer and save them before trying to submit online.  

FAX  your comments to 301-827-6870.

Include the docket number at the top of your comments: FDA-2011-P-0723

MAIL your comments to:   

Division of Dockets Management, Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061, HFA-305, Rockville, MD 20852.

Include the docket number FDA-2011-P-0723 at the top of your comments.

Please act now the deadline for comments is Tuesday, March 27th!

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Beth March 23, 2012 at 11:30 am

Thanks for posting this. I’ll be linking your post in my next blog post.


2 Bebe March 23, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I signed the petition, adding a few comments of my own, pinned and shared this page
This is so revolting. How can the US choose such a backwards position every time when it comes to real food!


3 Solveig March 23, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Because there’s BIG money involved for Cargill, Con Agra, Monsanto and Archer Daniels Midland to name just a few, to push for GMO crops and foods. Also, when the feds appoint former CEO’s of these corporations in government positions involving the USDA, FDA, etc. The fox is guarding the hen house here.


4 Solveig March 23, 2012 at 5:22 pm

This is the 3rd time I’ve signed a petition about GMO labeling to Commissioner Hamburg. The folks in the FDA just don’t get it.


5 Meagan March 24, 2012 at 5:17 am

only 10,000 more to go to reach the 1 million goal!


6 Heidi March 26, 2012 at 12:46 am

This is an important issue. Thank you for taking the time to highlight it. I live in California and we are fighting for this with everything we’ve got. Though I’ve lost faith that anyone working in government isn’t corrupted by the GMO and pesticide lobby, I did sign the petition and will fax my thoughts tomorrow to the FDA. Thank you.


7 Shannon March 28, 2012 at 5:32 pm

That was really a great read, thanks for sharing. I’m looking forward to growing my garden again this summer.

Thanks for linking up to Friday Food at!


8 Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network March 29, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Thanks for sharing this important issue with us on Natural Mothers Network!
Rebecca x


9 Adrienne @ Whole New Mom April 2, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Thanks so much for linking up to Allergy-Free Wednesday. Hope to see you next week.


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