Sign if you agree: Label GMO foods now

The email below is from U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a progressive champion from the state of Oregon. Senator Merkley started a petition on CREDO Mobilize, where activists can launch their own campaigns for progressive change. We urge you to sign Senator Merkley's petition demanding Congress protect our right to know what's in our food and pass mandatory GMO labeling legislation.

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Tell Congress: We Deserve To Know. Label GMO Food.

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Dear 5849376,

Any day now, the U.S. Senate could vote on a Big Ag-supported bill known as the DARK Act – for Denying Americans the Right to Know – which would prohibit states from requiring labeling of genetically modified foods. Moreover, it would require a taxpayer-funded public relations campaign extolling the benefits of genetically modified foods.

But the Senate has another choice, one that would put in place a national standard that requires labeling of foods containing GMOs. I recently introduced the Biotechnology Food Labeling and Uniformity Act and it needs your support.

That's why I started my own campaign on, which allows activists to start their own petitions. My petition to Congress says the following:

Congress has a choice to make. Either do the bidding of Big Ag and keep consumers in the dark about genetically modified food, or do what American consumers demand and require clear labeling of GMOs. Do the right thing. Don't leave us in the dark. Reject the DARK Act and pass the Biotechnology Food Labeling and Uniformity Act and shine a light on GMOs in our food.

Tell Congress: Reject the DARK Act and pass legislation requiring mandatory GMO labeling. Click here to sign the petition.

The Biotechnology Food Labeling and Uniformity Act would require food manufacturers to tell American consumers whether their products have been prepared with genetically modified ingredients. Instead of navigating a patchwork of state labeling laws, consumers and manufacturers alike would have one clear national standard to go by.

Specifically, it would require manufacturers to disclose GMOs on the Nutrition Fact Panel in one of four ways:

  • (Genetically Engineered) following relevant GMO ingredients
  • An asterisk next to the GMO ingredient with an explanation at the bottom
  • A catch all statement stating the product was "produced with genetic engineering"
  • An FDA-approved symbol that would clearly disclose the presence of GMO ingredients

Nearly every American wants GMO foods labeled. It's not too late for Congress to do the right thing and require clear, on-package GMO labels on our food.

Will you join me and add your name to my petition urging Congress to reject the DARK Act and pass legislation requiring mandatory GMO labeling?

Thank you for your support.

Senator Jeff Merkley

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