December 01, 2015
- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first genetically modified food animal — an Atlantic salmon that grows twice as fast as natural salmon
- The FDA will not require any additional labeling identifying the genetic alteration of this salmon
- The food industry is trying to convince the Senate to preempt state labeling, and halt federal labeling, by introducing QR codes on foods, which gives the appearance of providing information on GMOs
Critics Have Long Raised Serious Questions About Human and Environmental Safety
Wait... Is It a Fish, or a Drug?
Why Regulating GE Animals As Drugs Is a Bad Idea
FDA Does Not Have a Track Record of Correctly Assessing Health Threats
Approval of GE Salmon Intensifies Opposition
The Great Salmon Fraud — yet Another Reason Why GE Salmon Should Be Labeled
The Hypocrisy of Senator Murkowski Has Not Gone Unnoticed
Center for Science in the Public Interest has also been staunchly against labeling GMO's, yet they too recently told Politico that consumers should know if they are eating GE fish. This is the same hypocritical double speak we've seen from Senator Murkowski, showing just how contradictory this organization really is.
Senators Ready to Preempt State Labeling in Exchange for SmartLabels
Important Action Item: Speak to Your Senators
SmartLabel Campaign Is a Ploy That Has Nothing to Do with GMO Transparency
It's imperative to concentrate our efforts on our senators right now, and to inform them accurately. They're being deceived by industry lobbyists, and this is our last chance to preserve our right to know what is in our food.
For example, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan) introduced a bill that would preempt states' rights to enact GMO labeling laws. It would specifically prohibit Congress or individual states from requiring mandatory labeling of GMO foods or ingredients. It would also allow food manufacturers to use the word "natural" on products that contain GMOs.
Unfortunately, the bill has been passed in the House and now heads to the Senate. It's critical that you contact your senators today urging them to not support HR 1599. Tell them this bill is an attack on consumer rights and states' rights, and you expect your elected officials to protect you.
- Do not support HR 1599 — consumers have the right to know what’s in their food
- You demand mandatory, on-package labeling of GMOs — and any compromise, including a voluntary labeling QR code scheme, is unacceptable.
Non-GMO Food Resources by Country
- Organic Food Directory (Australia)
- Eat Wild (Canada)
- Organic Explorer (New Zealand)
- Eat Well Guide (United States & Canada)
- Farm Match (United States)
- Local Harvest (United States)
- Weston A. Price Foundation (United States)