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Jul-17-2013 13:15printcomments

U.S. Senate: Label GMOs

Senator Merkley started a petition on the MoveOn website, where anyone can start their own online.petition.

GMO food

(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.

Tell your Senators that you deserve the right to know what's in your food. 

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.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks!

–Senator Jeff Merkley

This petition was created on MoveOn's online petition site, where anyone can start their own online petitions. Senator Jeff Merkley didn't pay us to send this email—we never rent or sell the MoveOn.org list.

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pinkfloyd July 17, 2013 1:56 pm (Pacific time)

Good for Merkley, but it will be a difficult road. Monsanto spent 40 million dollars in California to stop legislation to label GMO. Monsanto KNOWS that if they label their frankenstein poison, they will go out of business. And since 90% of congress/senate and the president support monsanto, because of so much money, well, Merkley has his work cut out for him. We should support him. Thanks for the article salem-news.

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