Monday, June 16, 2014

New York: Make GMO food labeling the law

Dear MoveOn member,

I'm Stacie Orell, a MoveOn member in New York City, and I started a petition to the New York Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo, which says:

I have a right to know what is in my food. Genetically engineered foods (GMO foods) are pervasive in the U.S. food system yet largely untested, possibly harmful for humans to eat, and unlabeled. I deserve the right to be able to make informed choices about the foods to buy for myself and my family. I urge you to stand up for my rights as an American and support (and co-sponsor) Assembly bill A3525 and Senate bill S3835, which would require the labeling of genetically engineered foods offered for retail sale in New York.

GMO labels will give us the information we need to decide whether we want to continue being the unwitting guinea pigs of agrichemical and junk food companies. GMO labels will put the power back in consumers' hands, which is where it belongs. It's time for New York's lawmakers to stand up to corporate bullying and put people before profits.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


–Stacie Orell

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