In the U.S., we pride ourselves on having choices and making informed decisions. But as you know, under current FDA regulations, we don't have that choice when it comes to genetically engineered (GE) foods we purchase and feed our families.
That's why the Florida legislature has introduced bills to label genetically engineered food in the state—Senate bill 416 and House bill 351—and we need you to show your support for them!
A poll released by ABC News found that 93 percent of the American public wants the federal government to require mandatory labeling of GE foods. Yet, the U.S. is one of the only developed countries in the world that doesn’t require labeling! GE foods are required to be labeled in 64 countries around the world1. In 2013 and 2014 there were over 70 GE labeling bills introduced across 30 states—and Connecticut, Maine, and Vermont became the first states to pass labeling legislation.
Without mandatory labeling of GE foods, consumers are being left in the dark about the foods we are purchasing and feeding our families.
Since the federal government has so far refused to label genetically engineered food, it’s up to state legislatures to protect the interests of the people they represent.
Tell state lawmakers to support the labeling of genetically engineered food in Florida!