We know we've struck a cord with the Just Label It campaign, as Americans are responding in record-breaking numbers. As of today, more than 900,000 people have submitted comments to the FDA in favor of labeling genetically engineered (GE) foods. (I've written about the campaign before here and here.) But this campaign has always been about more than just the numbers. It's about spreading the word about our right to have GE foods labeled.
Today, we're excited to introduce this new infographic, which visually explains why the FDA should Just Label It. Designed to clearly show the need for labeling of GE foods, this educational tool includes a link to the Just Label It website where consumers can submit a comment to the FDA. Convenient for sharing on-line and via social media, the infographic is being distributed nationally by Just Label It's 500 diverse partner organizations.
Whether it's salmon genetically engineered to grow at twice its natural rate or herbicide-resistant corn that encourages the use of more chemicals in our food supply, we have a right to know what's in our food.
Already, more than 40 countries -- including China and Russia -- require labels on genetically engineered food. As Americans, we deserve the same opportunity to make informed decisions about what we eat.
As more Americans know about GE foods, more pressure will build on the FDA to label them. This new infographic will help do just that and it's easy to share with friends and family, so everyone can be afforded the right to make informed decisions about the food they eat as well. So please help share this cool new tool online, on Twitter and Facebook. Together, we'll continue to raise awareness and make our collected voices heard!