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Tell Congress to Support Labeling and Safety Testing of GE Foods!
April 9, 2009, 9:29 pm
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Great initiative from True Food Now to ask Congress to support two bills to 1) require mandatory labeling of all GE foods and 2) require mandatory, pre-market safety testing of GE foods.

The biggest issue for me about GE food is that no one today can tell us for sure whether GE food is either bad or good for us (while I think it is most likely not good is not even relevant here). Based on this simple fact that WE DO NOT KNOW, it seems surreal to me that we would not be careful and AT LEAST let consumers know whether products they buy include GE ingredients. As a consumer, I should be able to know whether the product I want to buy has GE ingredients in it. The fact that some companies and politicians loby aggresively to PREVENT such a label on food products, is for me a clear indication that they do not want us to know…

If like me you think it makes no sense to not allow such labelling on food products, there are a lot of things you can do:

1) Buy organic

2) buy from local growers

3) decide to no longer purchase products that have “modified …” as one of their ingredients

4) find a list of products and/or companies that use GE ingredients and make the decision to no longer buy their products (a lot easier than you think…)

and/or

4) You can sign a petition from the True Food Network directly from their web site right here.

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