The “Just Label It” campaign rolls out October 5th, rallying the public to flood the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with comments in support of the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. Over 300 businesses and concerned organizations around the nation have already joined together in the campaign to call on the FDA to require labeling of GE foods. And now consumers are being asked to tell the FDA the same by lending their voice to the issue.
The “Just Label It” campaign is calling on consumers to urge the FDA to begin labeling all GE foods sold in the U.S. (Image credit: Just Label It)
The campaign is focused on transparency in labeling and the right to know, not the science or concerns with genetic engineering. Many countries, including Japan, Australia, the European Union and China, already require labeling of GE foods and proponents say it is time the U.S. does the same. The Just Label It campaign hopes that labeling GE foods will make the food sector more transparent and help consumers make more informed food choices.
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