Sign now: Safeway needs to label GMO foods

The email below is from James Dubick, a CREDO activist in Creswell, Oregon. James started a petition on CREDO Mobilize, where activists can launch their own campaigns for progressive change. Will you help James pressure Safeway to label genetically modified organisms in all of its store-brand products by signing his petition and sharing it with your friends and family?


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Sign the petition: Tell Safeway to label GMO foods

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Dear 5849376,

With more than 1,300 stores nationwide, Safeway is the second-largest grocery store chain in the United States. When shopping at Safeway, we have a right to make healthy, responsible, and informed choices about the food we buy. But we can't do that right now because Safeway doesn't label its products that contain GMOs.

While more research needs to be done to understand the full impact of GMOs, they are not without risk. For example, some GMOs are designed to allow for increased use of pesticides, which have been linked to serious health and environmental impacts. And GMOs usually don't undergo safety testing before they're allowed onto the market

That's why I started my own campaign on CREDOMobilize.com, which allows activists to start their own petitions. My petition, which is to Safeway CEO Robert Edwards, says the following:

Consumers have a right to make healthy, responsible, and informed choices about the food we eat. Please label Safeway's store-brand products that contain GMOs.

Tell Safeway: Label your store-brand products with genetically modified organisms.

More than 60 countries, including the entire European Union, already require GMO labeling. And 93 percent of the American public polled supports labeling GMOs.1

However, Monsanto and other giant agribusinesses are spending millions to counter this public support and block GMO labeling laws. Big Ag even spent close to $40 million against a GMO labeling initiative in California in 2012.

But while they're standing in the way of change, the grocery and food industries are slowly starting to respond to the growing demand for labeling. Whole Foods has announced that it will label all of its GMO products by 2018, and General Mills recently announced that Cheerios will now be GMO-free.

With momentum building in the fight to give consumers the right to know what's in the food we eat, now is the perfect time to build pressure on Safeway to follow the lead of Whole Foods and label its products that contain GMOs.

Will you join me and add your name to my petition urging Safeway to label all of its store-brand products that contain GMOs?

Thank you for your support.

James Dubick

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  1. "Strong Support for Labeling Modified Foods," New York Times, July 27, 2013


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