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Citizens for Health Joins “Just Label It” Campaign

Washington, D.C.Citizens for Health is excited to announce we have joined an effort with hundreds of organizations representing millions of Americans called the “Just Label It: We Have A Right to Know” campaign. The core of the campaign is a petition to the FDA that calls for products that use ingredients produced with genetic engineering to disclose this information on the label.

If you agree, as we do, that you have a right to know if the food you are eating has been genetically engineered, join us in this effort. We must make sure the FDA hears loud and clear that Americans want access to truthful, non-misleading information about what we put into our bodies – we want GE foods labeled.

Sign the petition now!

Please share this opportunity for action with any people you know who share your interest in knowing what is in your food.

And take a moment to watch this important video: Just Label It: We Have a Right to Know

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45 Responses to “Citizens for Health Joins “Just Label It” Campaign”

By Jean Doneit - 19 January 2012 Reply

I feel that labeling GMO’s is an important step. We want to know and need to know what is in our food. I am interested in good health for myself and my family. Knowing what we are eating and being able to buy good food are basic rights. Please make sure that GMO’s are properly labeled!!!

By Marilyn Martin - 19 January 2012 Reply

WE do have a right to know what we are eating and feeding to our family. All the money wasted on altering our food and government is mindbogling. Our pet food is justg as bad.

By Marilyn Martin - 19 January 2012 Reply

WE do have a right to know what we are eating and feeding to our family. All the money wasted on altering our food and government is mindbogling. Our pet food is just as bad.

By Joseph Miller - 19 January 2012 Reply

How in the name of all common “horse sense” can our “government” continually let the powers that be in all of the food industries poision the American people????!!!! Whre is the “government”, were is the “FDA”???? they surely aren’t giving any thought or
dedication to assuring the public of good, healthy, nutricious,
life and helth sustaining food in any quarter!!!!!!!!! Milk, meat, poultry, grains, and on and on are being contaminated and
poisened with GMO’s, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, corn syrup, colors, dyes and on and on and on and on….Now the mental midgets want to decide what supplements I should take wile the drug companies slowly do their heinous bit…I could go on and on, but will end this here in disghust and frustration as to what is happening to this great nation that I love and served all of my adult 80 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1….

By Natalie Caldwell - 19 January 2012 Reply

I would like all food ingredient lists to label GMO’s

By Tomiko Edmiston - 20 January 2012 Reply

Why does the FDA harrass organic farms and distributors such as Diamond Organics for claiming that their crops are healthy for you; yet allows farmers using GMO seeds to hide the fact their crops are genetically modified? Where is the common sense in this? The FDA is controlled by Monsanto and I for one am fed up with this abuse of power. I now strictly buy organic and no longer support conventional farmers. I encourage all my friends to do the same.

By chel stith - 20 January 2012 Reply

I want to know and I think everyone has the human right to know what it is we are being sold. Then it is up to each person to make the choice for themselves and their family what it is they consume.

By chel stith - 20 January 2012 Reply

LABEL THE GMO”S

By Shirley Weyand - 20 January 2012 Reply

We have a right to know what is in the food since we should be able to eat it. Now that we know about Cafos and the inhumane way animals are treated and the produce is poisoned we can’t eat it. We still have a right to know so if we should eat it and it makes us sick than we can let you know.

By Elva Quezada - 20 January 2012 Reply

Thanks I am agree.

By Lynn DiMartino - 20 January 2012 Reply

I firmly believe that the FDA should require labeling of all foods that are genetically engineered. We DO have a right to know what we are eating!

By Helen - 20 January 2012 Reply

Yes, we need to know about everything that is in our food.Food labels should contain all the information of every item. This is also to include what is in the animal food that we feed our pets. It is important for our well being.

By Carol Baum - 20 January 2012 Reply

I feel that I have a right to know what is in the products I buy. If the FDA is so concerned about labels and testing of supplements why isn’t there the same concern about GMO’s? There hasn’t been enough testing on GMO’s to see how they affect our bodies. Until enough testing has been done to see if they are safe they shouldn’t be allowed to be put in any product. To me it seems like it is more about profits than what is best for the people of this country. Please label the products that have GMO’s in them or ban them completely until enough research has been done.

By Nancy Weisbrodt - 20 January 2012 Reply

PLEASE! Label all GMO’s and at least give us all a fighting chance! I don’t want to eat Frankenfoods!

By Laurie Pearson - 20 January 2012 Reply

I agree that consumers should be given full and honest disclosure about whether or not a food product is genetically modified, and should be given a straight forward list of ingredients used in food preparation.

By PAM HANBURY - 20 January 2012 Reply

GET WITH THE PROGRAM NOW AND LABEL OUR FOODS HONESTLY.

By Asia Garcia - 21 January 2012 Reply

Dear Commissioner Hamburg,

I am writing to urge the FDA to require the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. I have a right to know about the food I eat and what I feed my family.

In America, we pride ourselves on having choices and making informed decisions. Under current FDA regulations, we don’t have that choice when it comes to GE ingredients in the foods we purchase and feed our families. Labeling is essential for me to choose whether or not I want to consume or feed my family genetically engineered foods.

Genetically engineered foods are required to be labeled in 15 European Union nations, Russia, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries around the world. As an American, I firmly believe I should also have the right to know if my foods have been genetically engineered.

A recent poll released by ABC News found that 93 percent of the American public wants the federal government to require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. As ABC News stated, “Such near-unanimity in public opinion is rare.”

As your constituent I expect that you will listen to me and the other 93 percent of the American public who want mandatory labeling. Please show your support for the interests of the American people by labeling genetically engineered foods.

By joan - 22 January 2012 Reply

I have a right to know if a product is GMO…if it were good for us, you would not have to deceive us, would you??!!

By Carl Okeson - 22 January 2012 Reply

I concure.

By alice - 22 January 2012 Reply

We need to know what foods we are buying. We need to know what foods are genetically engineered. Please label foods so we know.

By Mario Mendoza - 26 January 2012 Reply

I don’t north american citizen but i like organic and work that i have is about it in Colombia. I agree with this position is accord to consumer’s desire to keep healthy nutrition and effort to introduce GMO’s in “rigth to know” like others thing come to us.

thanks

By Josephine Duke - 27 January 2012 Reply

what is taking so long to get the government to regulate this EMO. We need it now. Why are they are trying to poisons us? Everyone is getting sick.

By alice keith - 30 January 2012 Reply

Just label it. If it contains any GMO substancies label it so I can make an informed decision regarding what I eat and put on my table for for family and friends. I HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW.

By Ralph Pollock - 23 February 2012 Reply

It’s really simple – let us know what is in our food. Anything else is considered an attempt to deceive us.

By Angela Batts - 23 February 2012 Reply

I agree that consumers should be given full and honest disclosure about whether or not a food product is genetically modified, and we should be given a straight forward list of the ingredients used in food preparation. I strive to eat healthy foods and want to provide the same for my family. Please require GMO foods to be labeled.

By Mark Bales - 24 February 2012 Reply

We ALREADY all have the right to know what we are being exposed to, whether by food, air, or water. The Right to Life as enumerated by the Declaration of Independence, inherently provides all human beings with the ‘Right to Know’ what we eat, drink, and breathe.

The problem is, is that we have the best government that money can buy, and it HAS been bought. By legal fictions called “corporations”. Corporations which profit from our remaining ignorant.

It’s sad that we invade countries which have not attacked us, with the latest reason being given is to ‘Give them freedom and Democracy’. Yet we do not have enough information available to actually, freely, democratically, work together to purify our food, water, and air. Some freedom, eh?

The only way that I can see to end this farce of the ‘Corporate States of America’ is to require ALL campaigns be paid with public funds and NO private funds. Debates on public TV, public radio, and publicly funded internet sites, (and no where else), runoff elections, and required participation.

Good luck finding a Congressman or Senator to co-sponsor a bill requiring this.

By Evelyn glynn Loera - 24 February 2012 Reply

Please let us know what we are putting into our bodies, I want to eat natural wholesome foods.

By john polifronio - 24 February 2012 Reply

I’ve just become acquainted with your efforts to make GE foods subject to labeling. Naturally I’m completely in accord with your cause. But, it seems clear to me, that we’ve got a bigger job ahead of us. If the FDA needs to be encouraged to do something as obviously beneficial to the general public, as labeling GE foods, there’s a enormous conflict of interest involved here. It may not be obvious to us, in our preoccupation with one issue after another, but, as long as we are “promoting” the health and well being of our citizenry, the FDA is “obligated” to do what the American people demand of it. If it does anything else, it absolutely must tell us in clear words, why? If the FDA is acting against our interests, there’s something compelling it to do so. It’s this compulsion, and the private interests being served, that we must stop. If not, the FDA will continue to fight the American people on one issue after another, where the pubic interest is involved. This is a powerful political issue involving matters of life and death, and we ought to demand that the political elite in this country, and that includes governors, and even the president of the U.S., should be compelled to confront these matters. The FDA works for “us,” not for Monsanto. Any suggestion that corporate interests are trumping the public good, is an outrage no true American should tolerate.

By S. Shandling - 24 February 2012 Reply

ALL WHO OPPOSE LABELING OUR FOOD ARE ALSO FOR POISONING THEIR OWN FAMILIES….
THEIR CHILDREN, SPOUSES, SIBLINGS, PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS….
WHO WOULD DO THAT?

By Fonda Harris - 24 February 2012 Reply

The FDA serves industry, not “we the people”. Many (maybe even most) FDA employees entertain the desire to get a better paying job in the private sector. Why would they want to jeopardize their chances of landing that higher paying job by not delivering to industry what industry wants? The FDA, “Big Food Industry”, “Big Pharma”, the AMA and the ADA have an incestuous relationship that benefits only themselves, certainly not the “little people”. The FDA is a government agency that is supposed to protect the citizens that make up the governed. It fails in many instances, favoring instead corporations with deep pockets. Oh, by the way, “Corporate Personhood” is the main obstacle.

By Barbara Perry - 24 February 2012 Reply

I have a right to choose what food i want to buy and i do not want to buy anything that is a GMO.

By myron hohnstadt - 24 February 2012 Reply

I wish to know what is being put in my foods

By myron hohnstadt - 24 February 2012 Reply

I want ot know what is being put in my foods. We have a right to know.

By Lisa McComas - 25 February 2012 Reply

We all have a right to know what we are putting into our bodies. Label GMO foods and let us make our own choices of what we eat.

By Lynn Saxe - 25 February 2012 Reply

We have a right to know what is in our foods…people should be educated concerning what is in our food!

By Dolores Tukeva - 26 February 2012 Reply

I have the right to know what is in my food.

By Dorothy Appel - 26 February 2012 Reply

We want and need to know what is in our food. We want GE foods to be labeled.
Thank you,
Dorothy Appel

By Dorothy Appel - 26 February 2012 Reply

What is in our food? We need to know. Please label the products that have GMO’s in them.

By Judy - 5 March 2012 Reply

Friends and neighbor’s the Corporations own the congress we don’t and haven’t for 79 years now or 78. When we reconstructed out Government loan every 70 years we reconstruct our Government economy. Theodore Roosevelt sold us out to socialism health reform. We were then taken to the next step of privatization of healthcare all on Reagan’s watch. He ruined our pay as we go from 1968. So now they want to privatize water in the near future man forbid!! and most certainly we need labeling on everything because GMO is spliced genes with 1/2 a cancer cell or Tb Cell or animal cellswine flu bacteria whatever the Frankenstein wants for that day. Buyer beware

By Connie McNair - 8 March 2012 Reply

It seems clear to me that the only way to “fix” the problems within the FDA is to ban any employee from working in the related private sector for a certain number of years after leaving the FDA. That would eliminate the use of their FDA employment for climbing up the corporate ladder. These people should not be concerned about the toes that they may step on, except for ours, the people that pay their wages and for whom they are hired to serve. This situation keeps them from objectively doing their jobs and we simply cannot rely on them to police themselves. Why should we trust people who are proving to us that they are willing to poison citizens, including their own families, to get ahead? Wake up people….if you are dead in a grave you’re not climbing anywhere! Each current and future FDA employee should have to agree to abandon related work for those who are profiting from the decisions they are making! That’s the only way we can trust them to do what is best for the citizens rather than for their own personal profit. Banning corporations from donating to candidates and campaigns, will not change the way “positions” are used as rewards for the people who act in their favor.

Nothing good can possibly come from hiding the truth. And they must have something to hid to continue to maintain this objection to labeling. I’ve become allergic to beef and pork over the last 15 years with no previous history of food allergies. Within the last year milk and cheese have been added to the list. When I traveled to Australia, I found I could eat their meat because they have been more stringent with the experimenting on food. No growth hormones, no vast amounts of antibiotics, and less chemicals. They watch us and have learned what to avoid and who to be suspicious of. And they require labeling of GMO/GE products.

The good part is that having to try so hard to keep the truth hidden has actually opened more eyes to what their intentions could possibly be. And that is a very good thing. Glad I’m not fighting all this almost alone anymore! This looks like the beginning of a much needed revolution!

By Susan Fontana - 6 September 2012 Reply

Thank you, all of my fellow citizens who are employing the rights we have under our Constitution. Our forefathers founded this nation on these rights, a government by the people for the people, ensuring a democratic process. The keystone of our liberty is freedom of speech and the right to assemble to ensure creation of laws that support the highest good of our nation. The tyranny of grandiose corporations and the power of their big money are what these basic laws defend against.
That being said, we need to step up to claim these rights. Let’s take back our right to eat food that is not tainted by greed and big business manipulation.

By Bette L. Nutt - 6 September 2012 Reply

I don’t want GMO’s in my food. I like food in it’s natural state that will not long term cause health issues. Nor do I want family or friends eating chemically altered foods because they do not know what they are eating. STOP MONSANTO tinkering with our food chain. You can make money other ways!

By Balsam Fanous - 7 September 2012 Reply

It is vital for us to keep our bodies clear of toxins. Being an informed consumer is crucial

By Susan E Stewart - 9 September 2012 Reply

Please stop messing with mother nature.

By Wesley Delport - 15 September 2012 Reply

While the people in many third world countries are being protected against GMO foods, we in the USA are being bombarded with the stuff. The American public are NOT being educated on the dangers of GMO foods. There is no financial return on money invested in educating the public. There are tremendous financial incentives for the company that is responsible for the production of virtually all GMO foods. Money is power.

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