A letter to President Obama on GMO foods

Capitol HillIn 2007 while campaigning, Barack Obama declared: “Here’s what I’ll do as President… We’ll let folks know whether their food has been genetically modified because Americans should know what they’re buying.” It is now 2015 and over 125 CEO’s think the president should move to keep his pledge. They have signed a letter to perpetuate the momentum and to act.

If you believe as over 90% of North American’s do, that we should have the right to know what is in our food, it may be just the time to speak up! If you think that the 527 million pound increase of the possible carcinogen Glyphosate sprayed on Monsanto’s herbicide tolerant GMO (genetically modified organism) crops is wrong, it’s time to pen that letter. If you fret that seeds should be owned by everyone and not lie in the hands of five chemical corporations then act now.

If you represent a business, and are a CEO, or know someone who is, then the impact you make with that letter can be even greater. The President and Congress need to hear from business leaders who care about GMO labeling!

But wait, the letter has already been written and there is still time to add your name! View it here.

The DARK “Deny Americans the Right to Know” act was introduced by Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS). Congressman Pompeo circulated a revised draft bill that prohibits any current or future state law requiring the labeling of GMO foods.  This bill would dramatically undercut the ability of states or local governments to regulate GMO crops. The so-called Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (H.R. 1599), seeks to:

  • Preempt states from labeling GE (genetically engineered) foods and enforcing existing labeling laws;
  • Prohibit any state or local oversight of GE crops, even when the federal government has declined or failed to regulate them;
  • Severely weaken already feeble federal regulation of GE crops at USDA and FDA; and
  • Make it more difficult to voluntarily label GE and non-GMO foods by prohibiting any private label claims that do not go through a new USDA certification standard established by the bill.

Next week the House Energy & Commerce Committee will meet and begin marking up this bill to send it to a vote. A similar letter signed by groups and companies opposed to H.R. 1599 will be sent to the committee and your name can be added to the letter.

If you are a business leader, a CEO, or Executive Director of an organization and care about this bill then please add your name by contacting Katrina Staves at katrina@justlabelit.org. If you know a business leader who cares, forward this post now.  The deadline to add a name is Monday July 13th.

If you sign the letter or have passed it on to a CEO or business leader please leave a comment and let me know. Let’s keep the momentum up to urge President Obama to keep his pledge. We can defeat the DARK act if we all speak up. Let me know you have taken action!

43 thoughts on “A letter to President Obama on GMO foods

  1. I can’t consume unhealthy foods it does nothing for my energy ⚡ level and it on health it makes people sick. Don’t you care? You support healthy food for school why not grocery stores? Why? because the system might go bankrupt? I guess they better get to work and make this right. I’m not a science project. And either are you. So please make this change. NON GMO IS THE WAY TO GO… Thank you.

    • Thank you Jennifer! I could not agree with you more.
      Is it for profit or for health?

      Please feel free to sign up to follow my blog. I would like to hear from you again on future subjects.

  2. If you’re not using GMOs in other countries, like in Australia and/or if GMOs are banned in Europe, then it’s time we do the same in the US. Let’s stop furthering the questionable harmful effects by fostering pharmaceutical business and take care of the health of our nation.

  3. I DO NOT WANT TO EAT CHEMICALS. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS IN MY FOOD!!!!!

    JUST LABEL IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Say no to GMO. We cannot assume it is harmless. The scientist should have to prove long term affects are ok for humans FIRST.

  5. Everyone has the right to know what’s in their food, and if GMOs are good, why don’t you label the food?

  6. We all should have the right to know what’s in our food. Companies are already required to do this in 60+ countries. If GMOs are no harmfull, why the big deal to label? It’s obvious there’s something to hide. Please add my name to the list of people who want to know, not only what’s in my food but where my food comes from.m

  7. Stop GMO production label all of our food for antibiotics GMO’s anything that has to do with GMO’s and any product that is fed gMO’s they are killing us they say cheap food that when you’re dead and when you had cancer Alzheimer any kind of dementia what is the food really worth

  8. We have should have a right to know if GMOs are in our food. I wish there was no gmos allowed in our food system at all.

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