Today, there’s a floor fight in the U.S. Senate to decide who benefits this time around: You or corporate lobbyists?
An estimated 75 to 80% of processed food in the U.S. contains GMOs (genetically modified organism). For the past 15 years, Americans have been denied the basic right to know what’s in our food, despite the fact that more than 50 countries around the world already require labeling of genetically engineered food. Just this month, the ministry of consumer affairs in India issued a notification indicating that every food package containing genetically modified food shall bear at the top of its principal display panel, the words ‘GM.’
Don’t we deserve the same!?
Even Russia and China label GMOs, allowing their citizens the fundamental right to know what they’re eating! Why not the U.S.? Because giant biotech and seed companies like Monsanto have written the rules for our governmental regulatory agencies and paid billions in lobbying, public relations and campaign donations over the past two decades. Senator Bernie Sanders is standing up to the corporations by putting forward an amendment to label genetically engineered foods and he needs our support! We should also join eco-advocates in supporting fair crop insurance for organic farmers and guaranteeing seed diversity for generations to come!
Right now members of Congress are writing a letter to tell the FDA that it’s time to label genetically engineered foods. In the next 48 hours your Senators and Congressperson needs to hear from you immediately so you can have the Right to Know what you’re eating!
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