I Support GMO Labeling in Massachusetts!
Right now in Massachusetts, five separate bills (H.808, H.813, H.2093, H.2037, and H.1936) related to the labeling of genetically engineered foods and seeds are being considered in the Massachusetts legislature and thousands of mothers, farmers and activists across the state are joining together to show their support! Citizens in 62 other countries enjoy the basic right of knowing if their food has been genetically engineered, but for the past 20 years Americans have been denied this basic democratic right.
Already the opposition is working behind the scenes and we need your help today! If passed, Massachusetts would become the first state in the U.S. to require mandatory labeling of GMOs in our food.
At the moment, 13 new GMO crops are awaiting approval at the USDA, including Dow Chemical’s 2,4-D Agent Orange corn and the “botox” GMO apple. At the same time, the FDA is getting ready to approve genetically engineered salmon. If approved, Aquabounty’s GMO salmon would be the first genetically engineered animal allowed on the market and it would appear on your plates unlabeled!
With your help, we can change that! Join us to help make GMO labeling a reality in Massachusetts!
A copy of your letter of support will be delivered to Governor Patrick, your Senators, and Representatives.
To Governor Deval Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray, Speaker Robert DeLeo and the Members of the General Court,
As your constituent, I encourage you to pass legislation that would label genetically engineered foods in Massachusetts. Currently there is no legislation introduced in Massachusetts, but with your help we could make it possible for our state to be one of the first to label GMOs.
Already, more than 60 other countries around the world inform their citizens if their food has been genetically engineered in a laboratory with simple labels, and it's time that we share that basic right. If the same companies can label foods containing GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in Russia, China and South Africa, I believe they should label them in Massachusetts as well.
Join thousands of mothers, farmers and advocates in helping Massachusetts lead the way on labeling of genetically engineered foods, because we have a right to know what's in the food that we're eating and feeding our families.