I Support GMO labeling in Missouri!
Right now in Jefferson City, SB 155 and HB 245, bills related to labeling genetically engineered foods, has been introduced in the Missouri 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, Missouri 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 Missouri !
A copy of your letter of support will be delivered to Governor Nixon, your Senators, and Representatives.
Dear Governor Nixon, Senators, and Representatives of the Missouri Legislature,
As your constituent, I encourage you to pass legislation that would label genetically engineered foods in Missouri. Recently, HB155 and HB245 were introduced in the Missouri legislature and I urge you to pass this important bills this session.
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 Missouri as well.
A recent scientific poll taken in Missouri indicated that 91.1% of people supported enacting a GMO labeling law, which is in line with national polls that regularly show that more than 90% of Americans want labeling of genetically engineered foods, and a 2011 poll found that GMO labeling has broad bipartisan support, with 89% of Republicans, 90% of Independents and 93% of Democrats favor GMO labeling in the U.S.
Join thousands of mothers, farmers and advocates in helping Missouri 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.