Just Label It

Want to know if you're eating genetically modified food? Sign a petition to get the FDA to mandate labeling!

In a country that labels everything from cosmetics to cleaning agents, it’s surprising that there are no laws in the U.S. requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods. Yet 93% of Americans believe GE foods should be labeled.

We don’t think that’s right.

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.

You'll be joining hundreds of partner organizations representing the healthcare community, consumer advocates, farmers, concerned parents, environmentalists, food and farming organizations, businesses, the faith-based community, and many more concerned with protecting the consumer’s right to know who have joined together in support of the FDA petition and the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods.

If you agree that you have a right to know if the food you are eating has been genetically engineered, please let me know if you can help us send a message to the FDA by reaching out to students at Harvard University and encouraging them to get involved. Let’s make sure the FDA hears loud and clear that Americans want GE foods labeled.

Additionally, we have Campus Fellowship opportunities available for students who are interested in interning for our campaign. If you know of any students at Harvard University that may be interested, please direct them to our online application at http://tinyurl.com/justlabelitinternship