Dear MoveOn member,
Cutting up complex genetic material is a risky game—and for what? In the case of whiter mushrooms, it's just not worth it. Click here to sign the petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which says:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture just gave the green light to a genetically modified mushroom that ... stays whiter?1 This is a foolish use of GMO technology and yet another example of how high-minded GMO rhetoric falls flat in light of more common vanity applications.
Now the product is headed to the FDA for review. As the agency dedicated to protecting citizens from potentially unhealthy or even dangerous products, the FDA has a responsibility to fully test these mushrooms before they go to market.
Tell the FDA: This genetically modified mushroom should not be approved for sale until the health and ecological impacts have been fully tested.
—Andre Delattre, Executive Director of U.S. PIRG
1. "Gene-Edited CRISPR Mushroom Escapes U.S. Regulation," Scientific American, April 14, 2016
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