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We Need Stricter GMO Labeling Laws: Tell the USDA Today

By Stonyfield Nichole
July 12, 2017
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We Need Stricter GMO Labeling Laws: Tell the USDA Today

At Stonyfield, we’ve been working for years in support of efforts to create federal or state GMO labeling requirements. We do this because we believe in our mission of Health People/Healthy Planet/Healthy Food and because we believe in your right as a consumer to know what goes in to the food you feed your family every day.

We are big supporters of the responsibility of food producers to label what goes into their products. That’s why we’ve been working for years in support of efforts to create federal or state GMO labeling requirements. The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard passed by Congress last summer definitely isn’t perfect, but it is a step in the right direction. Under this law, food manufacturers are required to disclose the presence of GMOs in their food using either on-package text, a USDA-regulated symbol or an electronic or digital link (e.g., QR code).

USDA is now working to implement this law, and it’s important that these rules are as strong as possible. The moment has arrived for the USDA to hear from as many of us as possible, from consumers to business leaders, so that they know that there remains a strong voice in favor of clear and strong GMO disclosures.

Take Action Today

Now is the time for you to take action! Let the USDA know that they should write these rules in a way that ensures that all consumers have easy, straightforward access to information about whether their food was produced with GMOs.

Just Label It has an easy-to-use form for submitting comments HERE. Or, you can see the questions being asked by USDA here and submit your comments directly to GMOLabeling@ams.usda.gov.

Thank you for your continued support of a healthy planet, healthy people and healthy food!

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