New GMO Potato Reinforces Need for Clear Labeling Standard

New GMO Potato Reinforces Need for Clear Labeling Standard

January 14th, 2016

The new GMO potato cleared this week by the Food and Drug Administration for sale in the United States is yet another in the long list of reasons why consumers deserve an on-package, federal mandatory labeling system, according to Just Label It.

Just Label It Applauds Campbell Soup for Support of GMO Labeling

Just Label It Applauds Campbell Soup for Support of GMO Labeling

January 8th, 2016

Just Label It applauds Campbell’s for their decision to support mandatory GMO labeling.

Just Label It Applauds Exclusion of Anti-GMO Labeling Rider in Omnibus​

Just Label It Applauds Exclusion of Anti-GMO Labeling Rider in Omnibus​

December 16th, 2015

Just Label It, a coalition of more than 700 organizations and companies campaigning for Americans' right to know what's in their food, applauded congressional leaders for rejecting efforts by the food industry to block GMO labeling in the omnibus appropriations bill agreed upon today.

PepsiCo’s Tropicana ‘Non-GMO’ Seal Is “Disingenuous”

PepsiCo’s Tropicana ‘Non-GMO’ Seal Is “Disingenuous”

December 14th, 2015

The move by PepsiCo to include a non-GMO seal Tropicana Pure Premium and four other PepsiCo products is “completely disingenuous,” according to the following statement from Gary Hirshberg, Chairman of Just Label It.

Big Food Recycles Bogus Claim to Block GMO Labeling

Big Food Recycles Bogus Claim to Block GMO Labeling

December 7th, 2015

Clinging to a now-debunked argument that mandatory GMO labeling will lead to surging food prices, big food and beverage corporations called on Congress to slip language into the must-pass Omnibus spending bill that would block states from enacting their own labeling laws.

New Poll: Nearly Nine in 10 Americans Want Labels on GMO Food

New Poll: Nearly Nine in 10 Americans Want Labels on GMO Food

December 2nd, 2015

By an overwhelming margin, American voters say consumers should have the right to know if their food is genetically modified, with 89 percent in support of mandatory GMO labeling, according to a new national poll. Nearly the same number of consumers would like to see the labels in an easy to read format.

FDA Keeps Consumers in the Dark about Newly Approved GE Salmon

FDA Keeps Consumers in the Dark about Newly Approved GE Salmon

November 19th, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration’s decision to approve the sale of genetically modified salmon underscores the need for a national, mandatory standard for the disclosure of genetically engineered foods and ingredients (GMOs). The decision marks the first time a genetically modified animal has been cleared for human consumption.

Consumer and Environmental Groups Call on General Mills to Stop Funding Anti-GMO Labeling Efforts and Support Consumers’ Right to Know

Consumer and Environmental Groups Call on General Mills to Stop Funding Anti-GMO Labeling Efforts and Support Consumers’ Right to Know

October 26th, 2015

Consumer and environmental groups representing hundreds of thousands of consumers launched an advertising campaign directed at General Mills calling on the company to respond to consumer demands for the right to know what is in the food they buy and eat and to stop funding anti-food labeling efforts. General Mills, known for cereal brands like Cheerios and Wheaties, has spent millions of dollars fighting efforts to require labels on food products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

BioTech and Big Food Companies Spin Science to Block GMO Labeling

BioTech and Big Food Companies Spin Science to Block GMO Labeling

September 5th, 2015

Big biotech companies like Monsanto and big food companies like General Mills and Pepsi have spun the science to fight our right to know what’s in our food and how it’s grown. Nine out of 10 Americans — regardless of age, income or even party affiliation — simply want the right to know if GMOs are in their food, the same right held by consumers in 64 other nations. The Senate and the Obama administration should look at all of the science — including the clear and convincing evidence that GMO crops have fueled an explosion in weed killers linked to cancer — not just Monsanto’s “science" and reject legislation passed by the House to block state and federal GMO labeling.

DARK Act Vote Shows House Members, Food Companies Oppose Transparency

DARK Act Vote Shows House Members, Food Companies Oppose Transparency

July 23rd, 2015

House passage of what critics call the DARK Act, for Deny Americans the Right to Know, shows a disregard for Americans’ basic rights, Just Label It said today.

Latest Version of Bill Adds to the Confusion of the DARK Act

Latest Version of Bill Adds to the Confusion of the DARK Act

July 13th, 2015

The latest version of the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act, an industry-backed bill designed to block GMO labeling would create even more consumer confusion around genetically engineered foods, according to Just Label It.

On GMOS, 125 CEOs and Business Leaders Tell President Obama: Just Label It!

On GMOS, 125 CEOs and Business Leaders Tell President Obama: Just Label It!

July 1st, 2015

One hundred twenty-five (125) U.S. CEOs and business leaders from across the country called on President Barack Obama to keep his 2007 campaign pledge to give Americans the right to know what is in their food by directing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require food companies to label products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The letter also asks the President to oppose H.R. 1599, referred to as the “Denying Americans the Right to Know” or “DARK” Act, legislation that seeks to prevent consumers from knowing whether or not their food contains GMOs.

Medical Experts Label Dow Crop Chemical Possible Carcinogen

Medical Experts Label Dow Crop Chemical Possible Carcinogen

June 22nd, 2015

Yesterday’s action by the International Agency for Research on Cancer to label the chemical 2,4-D a possible human carcinogen means that both active ingredients in Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist Duo herbicide for GMO crops are human cancer risks.

“DARK Act” Finds New Ways to Keep Consumers Guessing About GMOs

“DARK Act” Finds New Ways to Keep Consumers Guessing About GMOs

June 18th, 2015

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) has found new ways to keep Americans in the dark about whether their food contains genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs.

Food Industry Leaders Call for Mandatory GMO Labeling

Food Industry Leaders Call for Mandatory GMO Labeling

May 20th, 2015

Armed with new national survey results showing overwhelming support for mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods (GMOs), top executives from Ben & Jerry’s, Chipotle, Stonyfield Farm, Patagonia and other companies today urged lawmakers to oppose legislation designed to block labeling of GMO foods and called instead for mandatory national GMO labeling.

Statement from Gary Hirshberg on USDA Plan to Create Voluntary Certification System

Statement from Gary Hirshberg on USDA Plan to Create Voluntary Certification System

May 14th, 2015

The following is a statement from Gary Hirshberg, chairman of the Just Label It campaign and chairman and co-founder of Stonyfield Farm, reacting to news that USDA will create a voluntary certification for products that do not contain GMOs.

Federal Court Greenlights Vermont GMO Labeling Law

Federal Court Greenlights Vermont GMO Labeling Law

April 28th, 2015

WASHINGTON –The nation’s first law to require labeling of foods made with genetically engineered ingredients can proceed following a ruling yesterday by the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont that keeps the pioneering law on track to go into effect in July 2016.

Natural Food Retailers Double Down on Support for GMO Labeling

Natural Food Retailers Double Down on Support for GMO Labeling

April 13th, 2015

The Independent Natural Food Retailers Association and its members have demonstrated their continued commitment to consumers’ right to know whether the food they buy contains genetically modified ingredients by donating more than $60,000 to the Just Label It campaign.

Markey Urges EPA to Consider Cancer Risks of GMO Herbicide

Markey Urges EPA to Consider Cancer Risks of GMO Herbicide

March 31st, 2015

Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) today urged the Environmental Protection Agency to consider the opinion of an expert panel convened by the World Health Organization that glyphosate, the main herbicide used on genetically engineered crops is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

Groups Call on EPA to Reassess Safety of GMO Herbicide Linked to Cancer

Groups Call on EPA to Reassess Safety of GMO Herbicide Linked to Cancer

March 26th, 2015

Several leading public interest organizations today urged the Obama administration to “weigh heavily” the World Health Organization’s recent conclusion that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”



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