Feb 24, 2012

Our RIGHT

93% of Americans want the FDA to label genetically engineered foods. Watch the new video from Food, Inc. Filmmaker Robert Kenner to hear why we have the right to know what's in our food. Will you join these individuals — and over half a million Americans — in contacting the FDA to require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods? http://justlabelit.org

There are currently six major foods sold in the U.S. that are typically genetically engineered. These are listed below with the percent that are GE:
Sugar beets                          95%
Soybeans                             93%
Cotton (Cottonseed oil)       78%
Canola                                 75%
Corn                                    70%
Papaya                                50%

Because most of these are used widely, about two-thirds of processed food contains a GE ingredient. Conversely, the vast majority of raw fruits and vegetables are not GE. Organic foods, by definition, can’t be GE.

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