A copy of this petition will be delivered to the White House and FDA:
Dear First Lady Michelle Obama and President Obama,
I support the labeling of foods that have been genetically engineered and agree that “Americans should know what they’re buying”.
As such, I urgently implore President Obama to issue an executive order to require mandatory labeling of foods meant for human or animal consumption that have been genetically engineered in laboratories or contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). I found your promise to label GMOs in 2007 inspiring and I hope you have the courage to make it a reality.
In America, we pride ourselves on having choices and making informed decisions. Under current FDA regulations, we don't have that choice when it comes to GMO ingredients in the foods we purchase and feed our families. Labeling is essential for me to choose whether or not I want to consume or feed my family genetically engineered foods.
Already, genetically engineered foods are required to be labeled in 64 other countries around the world, including all our major trading partners, all European Union nations, Russia, Japan, China, Syria and South Africa. As an American, I firmly believe I should also have the right to know if my foods have been genetically engineered.
A recent poll found that 93 percent of the American public wants the federal government to require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. As ABC News stated, "Such near-unanimity in public opinion is rare."
It is my hope that you will listen to me and the other 93 percent of the American public who want mandatory labeling of GMOs. Please show your support for the interests of the American people by labeling genetically engineered foods.