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Senator Merkley started a petition on the MoveOn website, where anyone can start their own online.petition.
(WASHINGTON DC) - Whether it's corn on the cob, big juicy tomatoes, or a pint of raspberries, summer is a great time to eat whatever's fresh off the farm—nature's bounty at its finest.
But these days, it seems that food is a bit more complicated. Additives, preservatives, artificial flavorings—not to mention genetically engineered food. Maybe you want to eat 100% organic. Maybe you don't mind some artificial something-or-other.
But there's one thing I think we can all agree on: You should have the right to know and choose what's in your food.
The big multinational food, chemical, and pesticide companies—like Monsanto, DuPont, and Dow—would rather keep you in the dark.
That doesn't work for me, and it's why I am supporting the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act.
The petition to the United States Senate says:
Whether you're a 100% organic shopper or a fast-food junkie, every single one of us should have the right to know whether the food we're eating has been genetically engineered. We call on the U.S. Senate to support the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act and pass it without delay.
–Senator Jeff Merkley
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